Prosthetic Dental Care
A prosthesis is a replacement for a missing body part. In dentistry it is used as a general name for a single tooth or for several teeth and missing tissue.
Fixed prosthodontics includes replacing missing and/or broken teeth and tissue with restorations that the patient cannot take in and out, such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants. Removable prosthodontics includes replacing missing teeth and tissue with appliances that the patients themselves can take in and out of their mouth, such as dentures (which replace an entire arch of missing teeth) and partial dentures (which replace one or more missing teeth).