As a practicing dentist in Canada, I understand the importance of providing clear and accurate information to my patients. Today, I want to share with you 10 key terms that will help you better understand the different dental prosthesis options available.
- Dental Prostheses: This general term refers to any artificial structure designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental prostheses play a crucial role not only in the aesthetics of the smile but also in the functionality of the jaw and the overall health of the mouth.
- Dental Prosthesis: dental prosthesis are removable prostheses that can replace a few teeth (partials) or all teeth (complete). They are designed to fit comfortably over the gum and restore both functionality and aesthetics.
- Oral Health: A broad term referring to the overall health of the mouth. Good oral hygiene is essential for the maintenance of dental prostheses and the prevention of oral diseases.
In conclusion, understanding these terms will allow you to better discuss with your dentist the options available for your dental care. Remember that each case is unique, and your dentist is best placed to advise you on the most suitable solution for your needs. Take care of your smile, it’s one of your most valuable assets!