The word prosthesis (denture) comes from the Greek word prosthesis, from prostithenai, from pros meaning ‘in addition’ + tithenai meaning ‘to place’. Dentures can be partial and full. Loss of tooth results in resorption (loss) of bone in the mouth, as well as changes in functions such as chewing, speech, swallowing, etc. Also, the aesthetic appearance of the patient changes, the lower third of the face becomes smaller, and the face gets ageing appearance (the distance between the chin and the tip of the nose reduces). The role of the denture, either full or partial, is to compensate for all the tissues in the mouth (hard and soft) and return to the patient all lost functions and aesthetic appearance.
Full dentures are made in cases of complete edentulism, i.e. when all the teeth in the jaw are missing.
Parental dentures can also be made in cases where only one tooth is missing, as well as when a number of teeth are missing. There are several types (acrylic, Wironit, Valplast), as well as the possibility of combining denture with crowns or bridge.
All patients in our office will receive a complete dental examination, their case analysis and the best treatment plan.