This is the branch of dental surgery which deals with the replacement of teeth and maxillofacial structures:
- Removable partial dentures: These are removable teeth which can be made of acrylic or metal. They can be removed and replaced back into the mouth.
- Fixed Prosthesis: These are fixed into the mouth by using the permanent teeth for support. These kinds of replacements cannot be removed by the patient.
- Implants: Implants are titanium structures which are inserted into the jaw bone. Once integration with the jaw bone takes place, teeth or super structures can be placed over this which can be either removable or fixed.