All artificial formations (dentures) which are put in the place of lost teeth or as a result of any aesthetic defects, for any reason, and which meet the aesthetic and functional needs of individuals, are prostheses.
Metal – Porcelain Coating: These are fixed prostheses, with metal foundations covered by porcelain. They can be used both in the front and the back teeth.
Full Porcelain Coating: These are fixed prostheses with ceramic foundations, which have been strengthened with certain crystals (zirconium, leucite, etc.) instead of metal, and are covered by porcelain.
Bridgework: Where one or more teeth are missing, a sufficient amount of corrosion is undertaken on one or two neighbouring teeth on both sides in order to be used for the fixed prostheses. This fixed prosthesis is then prepared in a laboratory in line with the measurements which have been taken, and then adhered to the teeth which have been prepared as above, with a special adhesive.
Partial Prosthesis: Where the existing number of teeth in the mouth is not sufficient for bridgework, removable prostheses, which are made with support from both the teeth and the soft tissue within the mouth of the patient, can be used.
Skeleton Partial Prosthesis: Mobile prostheses, with a metal foundation, which are supported directly by the soft tissue within the mouth and the existing teeth of the patient, or indirectly by holders (hooks – clasps).
Partial Prosthesis with Sensitive Holder: Mobile prosthesis supported by holders, which have been placed on the soft tissue within the mouth and existing teeth, which have been crowned, of the patient.
Also known as prostheses with fasteners among the public.
Full Prosthesis: These are the prostheses which are implemented when all of the teeth in the mouth have been lost. They are mobile prosthesis supported by the soft tissue, which have been prepared by lining pre-fabric teeth on an acrylic base, which is the same colour as the gums.