Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that pertains to the restoration of Oral health, comfort, function and appearance of the patient by restoring natural teeth and replacing missing teeth and associated structures with artificial substitutes.
Denture is a removable replacement of missing teeth and adjacent tissues to maintain function health and esthetics of the tissues. It is made of acrylic resin (plastic) sometimes in combination with metal.
As the name suggests, fixed partial dentures or FPD are tooth replacements that are fixed permanently in the mouth and cannot be removed for routine cleaning by the patient. These dentures are made to take support from adjacent natural teeth. Unfortunately these dentures can replace only a few missing teeth.
It is removable type of replacement for multiple missing teeth designed to be removed by the patient daily for cleaning purpose.
Implant dentistry involves the replacement of missing teeth by placing titanium roots back into the jaw bone to attach new teeth or even complete dentures.
Maxillofacial is a branch of dentistry that deals with rehabilitation of congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck region,ear,nose,lip,eye prosthesis. It is considered as a subspecialty of prosthodontics.