A partial prosthesis does not only have cosmetic value. A prosthesis can also slow down the resorption of the bones in your jaw, contributing to better digestion. Since all teeth play an important role in chewing, complete dentition is essential for properly crushing food. Other important fact: a partial prostheses helps prevent the premature loss of remaining teeth and/or their migration towards the toothless area.
Prosthesis on implant
A prosthetic tooth can be a bound or screwed onto an implant. This treatment is suitable for healthy patients who have lost their teeth but still have a robust jaw structure that can support implants.
Patients generally prefer this type of prosthesis because it is more stable and comfortable than removable prostheses (partial or complete). In addition, these implants look and feel like natural teeth, meaning they are a practical and cosmetically appealing option.
The benefits of prosthetics on implants include:
- Improved stability and retention
- Natural-looking cosmetic appeal
- Comfortable speech and chewing
- Maintenance of bone mass