Skeleton Prosthesis

Dental health is important both aesthetically and functionally. And there are also many different procedures in this area. Skeleton prosthesis are also one of these procedures. And many people wonder about this procedure. In this article, we will give you information about this procedure.

As one of the best dental clinics in the world serving in Turkey for years, you can be sure that we will tell you everything you need to know. In the article, we will give the most frequently asked questions and answers about skeleton prosthesis under subheadings. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, you can fill out the contact form on our website. Our teammates will then contact you and answer all the questions you have in mind.

What Prostheses Mean?

Before I tell you anything clear about skeleton prosthesis, let us talk about the basics of the subject. And let us tell you what a dental prosthesis is. It is quite normal for teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues to be damaged or lost due to different reasons, especially after one year of age. In case of such permanent tooth loss, the applied prosthetic tooth replaces the missing tooth.

There are many types of prostheses. However, all types of prostheses are prepared individually. Thus, the person regains the teeth, which are considered the beginning of the digestive system, and regains the healthy chewing function as before. In addition, missing teeth negatively affect speech. It also causes an aesthetically bad appearance. Dental prostheses prevent this as well.

What Is the Skeleton Prosthesis?

Dental prosthesis processes differ in patients who have lost many teeth. It is not possible to make fixed prosthesis in the classical sense, especially in patients who do not have teeth behind the extracted teeth. In these patients, we can make an implant-supported fixed prosthesis or a skeletal prosthesis with support from the remaining teeth. Skeleton prosthesis are movable prostheses. The patient should remove and clean the prosthesis after eating. Likewise, it should be cleaned before going to sleep at night. We use two different systems to ensure retention in these prostheses. Let us explain these systems.

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The First System of Skeleton Prosthesis

The methods we use for skeleton prosthesis vary according to the condition of the person’s mouth. Let us tell you about the first system we used while making this system. These are the type of removable prosthesis we make by supporting the teeth in the mouth with metal clasps. People often call these crochet hooks. The most important problem encountered in these prostheses is the discomfort caused by the image surrounding the tooth. And we can also say that there is a retention problem. In terms of hygiene, the constant removal and cleaning of the person can sometimes be considered as a disadvantage.

The Second System of Skeleton Prosthesis

Now let us explain the second system we use for skeleton prosthesis. This system is a type of prosthesis we call precision attachment prosthesis. You can also hear this prosthesis as a snap prosthesis among the people. In precision-connected prostheses, both stabilization increases, and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance emerges. For these prostheses, which you can also hear as snap dentures, we cover some teeth with porcelain, and we put precision retainers, that is, snaps, on the porcelain teeth.

Of course, this system also has some disadvantages. These disadvantages are related to hygiene as in the first system. The person should remove these prostheses while cleaning.

What are the Types of Prothesis?

We have given you a lot of information about skeleton prosthesis. Now let us give information about other types of prosthesis. There are 4 types of dental prosthesis. One of them is full palate dentures. It is a method generally preferred by elderly people. I mean, completely toothless people want it.

The other type of prosthesis is segmented, that is, the one with hooks. You can also hear this type of prosthesis among the public. In addition to the snap-on prosthesis, implant-supported prostheses are also used. Each of these prostheses has different advantages and disadvantages. The dentist decides which prosthesis is suitable according to the patient’s mouth structure. Each of them has some outstanding aspects. When choosing the type of prosthesis to be used, the dentist looks at how many teeth are lost, the strength of the jaw tissue and the bone tissue in the mouth.

Removable Prostheses on Implants

Implant-based removable dentures are an ideal solution for people who have difficulty in chewing ability. At this point, we would like to explain the concept of implant to you a little bit. Think of the implant as a screw. We use this screw to fix the position of the prosthesis. We can also put a false thread on this screw. In other words, we can say artificial tooth root for implants. The prosthesis does not move because it is attached with a screw.

Thanks to prostheses, speech and chewing problems can be easily solved. In this article, we focused more on skeleton prosthesis. If you want to learn more about this subject, you can contact us via the contact information on our website.


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