Losing teeth is a painful ordeal that many people go through. Injuries, genetic predisposition, and diseases make it impossible for a person to chew food thoroughly and pronounce some sounds. Such a loss causes severe psychological discomfort. Moreover, the violation of the dentition is a medical problem: the remaining teeth will begin to shift and get a big load.
Types of prosthetic teethIf you lose your teeth, you should not postpone the visit to the dentist. The only question is which recovery method to resort to.
For many, the word “prosthetics” is still closely associated with the false jaw, which lies in a glass next to the bed at night. In fact, modern medicine is not in place and is not limited to removable dentures. The following types of fixed prostheses are distinguished:
How is implantation different from prosthetics?You should not confuse implantation and prosthetics of teeth, although, from the patient’s point of view, these operations are similar. Implantation is a costly and implantation operation in the jaw of a titanium pin on which an artificial crown is attached. Neighboring teeth do not touch during implantation. Between the phases of implantation a lot of time must pass before the gum heals after the pin is installed.
Although some of the above-mentioned types of prosthetics also do not affect the adjacent teeth, it is usually assumed that they will have to be ground and depulped or used in the process of restoring the missing tooth.
Pros and cons of dental prostheticsThe undoubted advantage of any method of dental restoration is that the patient will be able to fully use his jaw. The dental row does not move, no gaps are formed. Prosthetics are also shown to a much larger number of patients, while implantation has limitations regarding cardiovascular diseases, the presence of malignant tumors, diseases of the endocrine system, and so on.
Cons - a lot. First, prostheses, especially inexpensive ones, have a limited service life — usually five years. Secondly, with prosthetics, it is often necessary to kill healthy teeth. Third, due to the lack of internal stimulation, an atrophy of the jawbone occurs, which is not the case during implantation.
In any case, the choice between prosthetics and implantation needs to be made to the patient and his doctor. As the editors of uznayvse.ru notes, the “best”, universal for all method of treatment does not exist, and the advantages and disadvantages must be assessed individually.