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What is fixed prosthodontics?

Fixed prosthodontics are prosthetic devices such as dental crowns, bridgework, and dental implants that replace missing teeth inside the mouth. Fixed prosthodontics are not regularly removed, and are used instead of removable dental devices such as dentures and partials. The term can also refer to the associated field of restoration dentistry.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that pertains to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and maintenance of the mouth, including appearance, function, comfort and health of teeth. If you're missing teeth or want to restore your natural teeth, your dentist may recommend you see a prosthodontist.

Fixed prosthodontics or fixed prostheses refers to non-removable dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or implants. Unlike removable prostheses, which can be removed and inserted by a patient, fixed prostheses can only be placed and removed by a dentist.

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