Doubtly someone can argue with the fact that there are no better teeth than natural ones. Unfortunately, we have to admit that there are situations when none of any kind of non-removable prosthesis is suitable, and implantation is forbidden. In those cases removable prosthesis can be used. Patient is often afraid of the word “removable”. But it is no secret anymore that the name was given through classification, and it is not really nesessary to take it off at night. Up to date removable prosthesis differs a lot from that one that was offered before. Rough and uncomfortabel forms, unbeautiful looks, necessity to often remove prosthesis from mouth cavity – these are just some unpleasant moments which removable prosthesis were characterized by in the past. Nowadays, removable prostheses are produced in a way so that they do not need to be put and removed during a day. They are fixed on jaws and do not cause any discomfort while breathing, chewing and talking. They should be extracted only during moments of hygienic care.
There are several types of removable prosthesis:
Complete removable prosthesis:
It is done in the case of complete lack of teeth. Artificial teeth are being fixed upon plastic basis, which leaning on a jaw, hands chewing pressure on it.
Partial removable prosthesis
It is done in the case of lack of a big number of teeth. It also has artificial teeth that are fixed on artificial gum made from plastic.
This prosthesis is half physiological. It hands chewing pressure not only on gums but also on supporting teeth. It makes it fixed better. Prosthesis’ base is made from metal. As prosthesis does not cover all palate, patients get adapted to it much easier.
Removable prosthesis on implants with magnets
Very common type of prosthesis. Implants with magnets create additional fixation of prosthesis, that is why it can be called partially removable. As a rule such prosthesis is removed from mouth cavity only on purpose of hygienic manipulations. The rest of the time prosthesis stays in a mouth cavity including night time if a patient wishes so.