Teeth can be missing because of many reasons, such as due to dental decay, destruction of connective tissue or trauma. Congenitally missing teeth are not very rare, either. Prosthetic dentistry means the replacement of missing teeth.
There are both fixed and removable dental prostheses. Fixed prosthetic solutions include crowns and bridges that are cemented to the mouth. Removable prostheses include full and partial dentures.
If all teeth are missing, a complete denture is used as the prosthetic solution
Getting used to dental prostheses can take some time at first. In addition, there is continuous adaptation of tissues going on in the mouth, which can result in decreased fit of the prosthesis. The fit of the prosthesis is checked with regular visits to the dentist, and the prosthesis can be adjusted if necessary. Good oral hygiene always prolongs the durability of dental prostheses. Properly cleaned, a dental prosthesis can last a lifetime.