The term “dental prosthetic” is used to describe any type of artificial teeth used to replace ones that have been damaged through injury or decay. Two common types of dental prosthetics are conventional dentures and dental implants.
Dentures and implants are very similar in function, but dentures are inserted by fitting new teeth between already existing ones. Implants are added by surgically putting metal nuts into the gum, and screwing the new teeth into the nuts with small screws found at the end of each tooth. Both options may be best for individual patients depending on the circumstances.