Reconstructive dentistry refers to the set of procedures designed to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, correct faulty bites, address jawbone and gum damage, replace worn-out dental work, and, in some cases, treat diseases of the mouth.
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, dentures are a removable appliance that can replace missing teeth, allowing you eat and speak more naturally. Dentures will also improve your smile as they fill out sagging facial muscles which result from the loss of teeth. There are three common types of dentures: conventional, immediate and over dentures.
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
Removable partial dentures typically have a metal framework with a pink acrylic base and plastic teeth. Clasps or precision attachments hold the partial denture on your natural teeth.
Unlike removable full dentures, implant-supported dentures can stabilize the denture more securely, allowing it to function better. Mini implants are placed in the lower jaw and the denture is then attached to the implant. The denture is not permanently fixed to the implant — it is still a removable appliance
Implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry over the last 40 years. If you are missing a single tooth, an implant can be placed in that area. Implants are made of titanium and are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, providing an anchor for a future crown. Multiple implants can be used to replace several teeth instead of using traditional partial denture replacements.
An extraction (removing a tooth) usually occurs because of disease, trauma or crowding. Oral surgery includes extractions, but may also include removal of soft tissue or bone.