Prosthetics are somewhat different than that of dental implants. Prosthetics are also used for the same purpose as dental implants. These are itinerant substitutes of broken or mislaid teeth. The difference between the implant and prosthetic is that the former is buried into the jawbone whereas the latter is placed on the top of gums. An added advantage of prosthetics is that these can be easily replaced whenever we need to remove it and can be cleaned. Prosthetics are basically coated over broken teeth and do not require a particular structure of bone in order to sustain.
For someone who has broken or missing teeth, it is more advisable to go for prosthetics since these are not as time-consuming as implants, and these have the potential of restoring the capability to chew more efficiently. These are more economical than implants, and the material used for in prosthetics is usually ceramic or plastic. Prosthesis takes a time span of approximately a month or so. Firstly, the dentist comes up with a diagnosis following which, a therapy plan is made. Following the first step, a mask made up of wax is constructed by the dentist in order to determine the areas of jaw from where; the patient can bite with optimum force.