Prosthesis is a mobile replacement for the missing teeth. They are not invasive like implants because they are placed directly on top of the gums or teeth legacy and not inside the jawbone. The greatest advantage and disadvantage of a prosthetic structure is that it can be easily removed for the night and cleaned.
Prosthesis can be partial or complete. Unlike dental implants, they don't require bone structure to hold them. After a certain period of adjustment they give back the person the ability to chew and so improve the life quality. Prostheses are mostly made of plastic or ceramic and even ceramic prosthesis are still cheaper than implants. People decide to use prosthesis when they consider implants or bridges to be too expensive, or too complicated.
The construction time for prosthesis is approximately equal to one month. The first step is when the dentist gives a diagnosis and creates the plan of therapy. In the course of the second session, a wax mask is constructed that has the purpose to detect the best line of the bite. During the third session the aspects related to the alignment, the color and the shape of the teeth are defined. Finally, in the last visit, the prosthesis is now complete and the dentist provides the patient with all necessary advice how to properly use it.