Prosthodontics refers to procedures around the design and fitting of replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. These devices consist of dentures, crowns, and bridges.
What is it?
Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on creating dental prostheses for patients. This practice encompasses the creation of dentures, crowns, veneers, inlays, and bridges for patients.
What should I do to prepare?
There are no special preparations required for this procedure. It is recommended to practice and maintain healthy oral hygiene habits.
What happens during the process?
Depending on the prosthetic needed for a patient, there are various procedures that a prosthodontist can choose from in order to assist the patient. X-rays are taken to examine the structure of the mouth to create a prosthetic for a patient that appropriately fits his or her mouth.
What are the risks and potential complications?
There aren’t many risks and complications that come with these procedures since they are used to restore damaged/missing teeth. The complexity of the case can cause the need for more extensive surgery, but often these are successful with minor risk.
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