In cases where for various reasons it is not possible to install fixed prosthetic restorations, removable prosthodontics offers an adequate solution. Removable prosthetic solutions are all those solutions that a patient can remove by him or herself. The advantages of removable prosthetic work are lower cost and shorter fabrication time.
Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. In some situations selective teeth have to be extracted before fabrication of the denture. After removal of the teeth, immediate denture is fabricated and the patient wears it until the gum tissue has fully healed and jaw bone healing stabilizes.
Partial dentures are usually used when there are fewer teeth to replace (not all) or in case it is impossible to replace missing teeth with a bridge. There are many types of partial dentures available, among which flexible partial dentures with tooth-colored clasps. They are very comfortable and gentle on your gums. Metal clasps that attach the denture have been replaced with nearly-invisible precision attachments which offer a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Implant-supported denture can be set in place within your jawbone. Typically, two (lower) to four (upper) implants are used in each jaw to anchor denture.
The advantages of this method are that the jaw bone is preserved and excellent stability as well as sense of security are offered that mobile denture cannot provide.
Semi-fixed prosthesis represents any work placed on dental implants, regardless of the way screws are placed within your jawbone to hold dentures in place.