What Type of Prosthesis are Available?
A single prosthesis (dental crown) is used to replace a single missing tooth.
Multiple or a partial fixed prosthesis, represents a permanently attached (fixed) bridge supported by dental implants and is employed to replace many teeth.
A complete dental fixed prosthesis replaces all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower jaw). The number of implants placed varies depending upon the clinical situation, apposing bite and type of prosthetic approach.
A removable prosthetic approach involves implants that support, but do not permanently attach to the prosthesis. Types of attachment include a bar, ball in socket, and locators® that are used to stabilize a removable denture. Both permanent and removable prosthetic approaches have indications and contraindications, Dr. Novack will fully discuss all your options with you.