What does partial edentation mean?
Partial edentation is manifested by the loss (extraction) of one or more teeth from the same dental arch. Even when you have only one tooth on an arch, we are talking about partial edentation.
Cause of appearance:
To understand better, how to avoid teeth loss as much as possible, we need to know the most common causes that lead to the appearance of the edentation. Here are some of them:
- Deep caries not treated in time
- Fracture during chewing
- Anatomical dysfunction (when the teeth didn’t erupt naturally)
- Apical inflammation arising from unsuccessful canal treatment
What solutions could be applied?
As in the total edentation, we have fixed and mobile solutions.
- Dental implant
- Dental bridge
- Maryland bridge
- Partial prostheses (with different attachment systems)
- Simple or elastic acrylic prostheses
There are several types of mobile prostheses, which are recommended in different situations depending on how many teeth you are missing and where they are located. We have described all types of prostheses in detail in the “services” section. We invite you to meet them by accessing this page.
Mobile solutions can usually be used in any situation of partial edentation, however the most convenient ones remain the fixed solutions. These, however, can’t be applied in all cases and should be chosen on the recommendation of your doctor. For example, fixed bridges on natural teeth are difficult to use if the edentulous space is large, while dental implant supported bridges easily can be used in any situation. Maryland bridge may replace only one tooth in the frontal area.
Price: How much would each solution cost?
When it comes to total edentation, there is a price for each solution, in case of partial rehabilitation, it is difficult for us to calculate, since we don’t know the number of the missing teeth. (Write here how many teeth are missing and we will send you the estimate on your email).
Remember that prices change greatly depending on the country where you are going to solve the problem, and last but not least, on the level of the clinic. The working protocol that the clinic applies also plays a very important role.
In our clinic, as everywhere in the world, the most inexpensive solution would be the mobile prosthesis. Then, most likely, it is followed by Maryland bridge. Next we have the fixed bridge on the neighboring teeth, and the most expensive solution is the dental implants.
The price for the mobile prostheses in our clinic starts from 50 euro. Maryland bridge costs around 150 euro. The fixed bridge on the teeth costs from 300 euro (100 euro for each element of the bridge), and replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant would cost from 400 euro (the necessary accessories for the implant construction, as well as the anesthesia and the suture are included in the price).