Teeth that can’t be saved
Tooth extraction is the forced removal of a tooth, using forceps, from the dental alveolus or the socket in the alveolar bone (alveolar bone is the bone with sockets surrounding the roots of the teeth), due to various reasons such as:
• Tooth decay
• Tooth damage
• Extremely loose tooth
• Overcrowding of teeth in the mouth
• Tooth not able to erupt through the gum
• Baby teeth not falling out in time
• Impacted wisdom tooth
- Complete Denture (Removable) - A complete denture (also known as a full denture, false teeth or plate) is a removable appliance used when all teeth within a jaw have been lost and need to be prosthetically replaced. A complete denture is constructed when there are no more teeth left in an arch; hence, it is an exclusively tissue-supported prosthesis. It may be normal or implant supported.
- Partial Denture (Removable) - A removable partial denture(RPD) is a denture for a partially edentulous patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any reason.
- Bridge (fixed partial denture)- Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth. On either side of the gap - these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth - and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.