Dental Prosthesis

A dental prosthesis is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth, a broken tooth, or an infected tooth. A dental prosthesis can be fixed or removable.

A fixed dental prosthesis (dental implant, dental bridge, tooth crown, dental veneers) is permanently fixed in the mouth, while a removable dental prosthesis (denture) has to be removed and cleaned daily.

Denture

A fixed dental prosthesis is better and stronger than a removable dental prosthesis. But it is more expensive. A dental prosthesis is also called Artificial teeth, Fake teeth, and False teeth.

Benefits of Dental Prosthesis

  • Fills the empty space left after a tooth extraction
  • Food does not get stuck when eating
  • You look better when you smile
  • You can chew food better
Denture

Types of Dental Prosthesis

Dental prostheses are of two types:

Dental bridge, Dental implant, Tooth crown, Dental veneers, and Lumineers

Removable denture, Full denture, Partial denture, Fixed denture

Fixed Dental Prosthesis

A fixed dental prosthesis is permanently fixed in the mouth. It is made from zirconia or porcelain ceramic. It is very strong and does

Dental Bridge

not break easily. Its life is 15+ years. It costs more than a removable dental prosthesis.

Removable Dental Prosthesis

A removable dental prosthesis has to be removed daily. It is made from acrylic plastic material. It is weaker than a fixed dental

Denture

prosthesis. Its life is 5-7 years. It costs less than a fixed dental prosthesis.

Read more about removable denture, full denture, and partial denture.

Equipment Used to Make Tooth Crowns, Dental Veneers, Dental Bridge

CAD / CAM Machine

Dental Equipment

A CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) machine is used to manufacture tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material. This machine has high accuracy and is completely automatic.

Intra-oral Scanner

Dental Equipment

An intra-oral scanner takes a 3D image of the mouth. This 3D image is directly sent to the CAD / CAM machine that makes tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material, that fits perfectly on the tooth.

Dental Equipment
Dental Equipment

Cost of Dental Prosthesis

Treatment

Cost in USA

Cost outside of USA

Dental Implant without Tooth Crown

$ 1680 / tooth

$ 260 / tooth

Tooth Crown (Zirconia)

$ 1260 / tooth

$ 90 / tooth

Tooth Crown (Porcelain)

$ 840 / tooth

$ 70 / tooth

Dental Bridge (Zirconia)

$ 1260 / tooth

$ 90 / tooth

Dental Veneers (Porcelain)

$ 1260 / tooth

$ 90 / tooth

Dental Veneers (Lumineers)

$ 1260 / tooth

$ 90 / tooth

Partial Denture

$ 90 / tooth

$ 10 / tooth

Complete Denture for Whole Mouth

$ 90 X 28 = $ 2520

$ 10 X 28 = $ 280

Root Canal Treatment

$ 1050 / tooth

$ 70 / tooth

Bone Graft or Sinus Lift Surgery

$ 1260 / tooth

$ 90 / tooth

Frequently Asked Questions​

FAQ

Question: Is a dental treatment painful?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.

Question: How many days are required for a dental treatment?
Answer: The time required depends on the dental treatment.

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Question: How long does a dental prosthesis last?
Answer: Life of a dental prosthesis depends on the type of prosthesis.

Question: What if I do not get a dental prosthesis?
Answer: If the empty space left by an extracted tooth is not filled by a dental prosthesis, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon. See the effects of a missing tooth on other teeth here.

FAQ

Question: Does a dental prosthesis require regular cleaning?
Answer: Yes, a dental prosthesis require regular cleaning.

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Question: Does a dental prosthesis look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, it looks like a natural tooth because the color of dental prosthesis matches with your other natural teeth.

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