Prosthodontics: Restoration and Replacement of Teeth
A dental prosthesis is an intraoral (inside the mouth) prosthesis used to restore (reconstruct) intraoral defects such as missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, and missing soft or hard structures of the jaw and palate. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on dental prostheses. Such prostheses are used to rehabilitate mastication (chewing), improve aesthetics, and aid speech. A dental prosthesis may be held in place by connecting to teeth or dental implants, by suction, or by being held passively by surrounding muscles. Like other types of prostheses, they can either be fixed permanently or removable; fixed prosthodontics and removable dentures are made in many variations.
Permanently fixed dental prostheses use dental adhesive or screws, to attach to teeth or dental implants. Removal prostheses may use friction against parallel hard surfaces and undercuts of adjacent teeth or dental implants, suction using the mucous retention (with or without aid from denture adhesives), and by exploiting the surrounding muscles and anatomical contours of the jaw to passively hold in place.
DEPARTMENT OF PROSTHODONTICS AND CROWN & BRIDGE AND ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY Prosthodontics includes dentures, crown & bridge and Implantology. The department deals with restoration of missing tooth & other parts of body in head and neck region. The department is having separate clinical and laboratory sections. The department is fully equipped to deal with basic as well as advanced treatment modalities in prosthodontics.
Department is providing free removable prosthesis for geriatric patients including complete dentures. The Department is carrying out Maxillofacial reconstruction in collaboration with various Oncology Centers.
The Department has successfully restored many Hemimandibulectomy, Maxillectomy, Auricular and Occular defects. Casting and porcelain lab Pre clinical lab Equipped with chairs with phantom heads with typhodonts