It is an artificial device that completes a missing part of the human body. Artificial devices containing teeth and dental parts Dental Prosthesesis called.
Prostheses are divided into two as fixed and removable prostheses.
Fixed Prostheses;It is called prosthesis that never comes off, which is supported by natural teeth and adhered after some preparations on them.
Removable Prostheses,They are divided into two parts as Full Dentures and Partial Prostheses.
Full Dentures;They are devices that can be attached and removed in various ways in the mouth, which is completely supported by the mucosa and underlying bone, which includes all teeth and the structures associated with them.
Partial Prostheses;It is a type of prosthesis made to patients with one or more missing teeth in their mouth.
Partial Prostheses;Tooth-terminated partial dentures and edentulous-terminated (independent)They are divided into two as partial dentures.
Removable total or partial dentures that sit directly on natural teeth, intact roots and/or dental implants. Dental Prosthesesdentures that partially or completely use dental implants to provide retention, support and stability. Implant Prostheses is named. It can be fixed or mobile.
Precision Attached Prostheses; The clasps placed on the support teeth negatively affect the esthetics, and they also carry some disadvantages such as plaque accumulation, wear on the teeth, transmission of inappropriate forces to the teeth, poor retention and stability. The term precision coupling refers to prefabricated or laboratory technician-made attachments used to join parts of fixed or removable partial dentures. It consists of a metal slot and a piece that fits into this slot. There is a female part and a male part. The aim is to improve the aesthetics of the prosthesis with invisible holders.
Maxillofacial prosthesesOn the other hand, it is the science and art that incorporates all cosmetic, anatomical and functional information that enables the regeneration of regions lost in the upper jaw and/or lower jaw, face from birth or due to various reasons in later life, with the help of prostheses.
The Department of Prosthetic Dentistry is affiliated with the Clinical Sciences of the Faculty of Dentistry. Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Specialist trainings are provided for the purpose of rehabilitating aesthetics, function, phonation and preserving the health of the remaining tissues due to aesthetic reasons or tooth loss. The graduate program is carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Health Sciences. In this context, there is a Master’s Program in English for foreign students. Education in the specialization program is carried out under the Ministry of Health.