Fixed prosthetic work is dental work that is permanently attached or cemented to the remaining teeth or implants, work that cannot be removed by the patient. This type of work is used to replace one or more lost teeth, or in the case of implantology, even to repair a completely toothless jaw.
Unlike mobile prostheses, which can move or slide when speaking or eating, fixed prosthetic work remains securely in place, providing the patient with comfort and safety. Also, it is the type of work that provides the patient with aesthetics because it can be designed to completely match the existing teeth in shape, color and size, or to completely reconstruct the smile that the patient once had.
Fixed works last longer than mobile ones with proper hygiene, regular check-ups and maintenance.
Crowns are the most common form of fixed prosthetic work. They are made for each patient individually and attached to the existing tooth using adhesive techniques. They are used to restore the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by caries, cracks or other causes.
Bridges are another option of fixed prosthetic work that are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge consists of a crown that is attached to existing teeth to create a constructive bridge to replace a missing tooth.
Fixed prosthetic work on implants is another option for replacing missing teeth. Implants are “artificial tooth roots” that are placed in the jaw to replace missing teeth. Fixed implant work includes the creation of a crown, bridge or prosthesis that is attached to the implants. This type of prosthetic work can be just as functional and aesthetically appealing as real teeth. Implant work is often used to replace one or more teeth without having to grind down healthy adjacent teeth to create space for a bridge.
In conclusion, all types of fixed prosthetic work can be a great option for those who want to restore appearance and function after tooth loss. However, as with any procedure in dental medicine, it is necessary to consult with doctors of dental medicine in order to choose the best option for a particular case.