Prosthodontic dentistry is the specialized field of dentistry that focuses on repairing or replacing missing teeth using a variety of techniques and devices including full dentures, dental bridges, crowns, and dental implants.
Our dentists have additional training in prosthodontic dentistry. Prosthodontic dentistry involves fitting dentures or bridges for someone whose teeth are already missing, or it may include extraction of teeth that are too severely damaged or whose tooth decay is too severe to be treated by any other means. Devices used in prosthodontic dentistry fall into two categories:
- Fixed devices include fillings or crowns that are fitted specifically to a tooth or teeth and cemented into place. Fixed devices also include dental implants, which are secured into your jaw. Ideally, fixed devices will last for anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on the material from which they are made. Removable.
- Removable devices include full dentures or partial dentures, which are removed at night for cleaning.