Kinds of Prostheses
There are many options when it comes to picking a dental prosthesis, depending on your individual needs. To choose the right appliance for you, it helps to understand what each type does. There are four main kinds of prostheses. They include:
- Crowns – cover a single damaged tooth or form a part of a bridge. They can be mounted on each side of one (or more) false teeth.
- Implants – these dental appliances are attached to the bone of the jaw just like the root of a tooth. They can replace one, a few or a whole row of teeth.
- Dentures – replace either a few false teeth or entire row (partial vs. full dentures).
- Veneers- shells that cover damaged or discolored teeth to improve their apperance.
If you think that a dental prosthesis is a right option for you, talk to your dentist or prosthodontist. They can help you make the right choice and answer all questions you might have. Don’t wait to improve your smile. Call to schedule an appointment today!