Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

What does fixed, partly removable and removable mean?

Fixed means that you are not able to remove the dentures out of the mouth. The denture is in the mouth constantly. This is not a dental plate, but a denture.

A classic example is a dental crown (pic.1). The quality of dental crowns, a correct bite and the dental arch incorporation have to fit all the time! Differences in costs refer to the effort and the aesthetic elaboration.

Another example of a fixed denture is the dental bridge (pic.2) Like the dental crown it is also carbonised on tooth stumps. The only difference is, that a dental bridge connects one or more interlinks together.  Separate crowns are often linked together-without interlinks. This is done to save work, cause the technician has to mold less sides on the denture and so the dentist has to pay less for the work.  But this causes disadvantages for you!

If there is no tooth stump left you need an implant instead (pic.3). A denture with implants is mostly carbonised- but with a temporary dental cement-this is called a “partly removable denture.”

If the dentist is able to remove the denture, for example by loosen screws, it is called partly removable denture-so the dentist is able to remove your denture “easily” but you are not.

A classic example of a partly removable denture is a screwed bridge solution (pic.4)

As said before: Implant crowns are carbonised contrary to normal crowns, so the denture can be removed by the dentist as needed.  You call it a fixed denture if the crown is placed on the tooth stump, cause the dentist has to destroy the crown to get to the tooth.

The use of screwed dentures was not unusual in the past, today carbonised solutions are  trend setting.

Some reasons are:

  • Development and improvement of dental cement (permanent and temporary cement)
  • lower costs in contrast to expensive screwed solutions
  • easier to clean
  • less problems
  • higher comfort, cause screwed dentures are usually bigger and clumsy
  • positive development in the region implantology and bone structure surgery

If you have a fixed or partly removable denture the masticatory force is initiated by bones either on the dental root or with implants. This is also possible with removable dentures-the masticatory force can also be initiated by the mucous membrane. You differentiate from denture, supported by bones or mucous membrane. More on this in the next article.

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