Even the loss of a tooth can reduce the chewing ability. The absence of multiple teeth can cause speech problems, which can lead to a face that can even lead to psychological problems. In order to be able to restore the chewing function and thereby improve the quality of life of the patient, dentistry offers various forms of tooth replacements.
Depending on the number of damaged or missing teeth, the distance between the adjacent teeth of the tooth gap, the following sets of teeth are used:
If the crown of a tooth is severely damaged and can not be built with conservative dental treatment methods (e.g., filling), a crown is made. The tooth crown is fixed on the tooth with the help of cement, the removal of which should only be done by the dentist.
If several teeth are damaged or may be missing, they will either be replaced by a series of crowns or by a bridge. The bridge is a tooth construction whose “pillars” represent the neighboring teeth.
One speaks of removable dentures when the replacement is fixed to permanent teeth. Removable dentures may consist of a partial or full denture. For a toothless mouth, a removable full denture is made. The suction, which is due to the anatomical conditions of the upper jaw, plays an important role in the fixation of removable dentures. In the case of the lower jaw, the fixation is a bit more difficult because of the unfavorable anatomical conditions. The removal of such dentures and re-insertion cause the patient no problems.
If the crown of a tooth is severely damaged and cannot be built with conservative dental treatment methods (e.g., filling), a crown is made. If several teeth are damaged or may be missing, they will either be replaced by a series of crowns or by a bridge.
Removable partial dentures can be considered if the number of permanent teeth and their position offers no possibility for fixed dentures. For the restoration of an edentulous jaw, the full dentures made of acrylic with plastic or ceramic teeth serve.