Prosthodontia is a branch of dentistry specialized in compensating for teeth loss. The missing tooth can be replaced by two types of protheses such as fixed applinces or active appliances. Fixed appliances are not removable and depending on a number of missing teeth appliances can include crowns (in case of missing a particular tooth) or a bridge as well (in case of missing several teeth in a row). Materials used for crowns and bridges are an alloy of metals that are later on covered with high quality ceramics, whilst shape and colour are chosen individually in accordance with the rest of the mouth cavity and teeth.
Nowdays we use the latest technologies and materials, for instance ceramic crowns that have zirconium for their base. Zirconium is of high quality and is aesthetically appealing. Therefore it satisfies high standards in the field of dentistry.
On the other hand there are active or removable appliances, best known as protheses, that can be eather total (in case of a total teeth loss) or partial (in case of loss of several teeth). Removable partial appliances can be partial plate dentures, made of acrylic and can be of a temporary help, and partial skeleton dentures, whose base is made of metal skeleton. Therefore they make a longer lasting solution.