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Bugel prosthesisModern dentistry has reached great achievements; there are almost no insoluble problems. With the advent of implants, it has become possible to avoid all the defects inherent in fully removable and partially removable prostheses. However, unfortunately not everyone has the opportunity to afford himself implantation. It depends not only on the financial capacity but also on the condition of the organism, as there are various contraindications.

In cases where the patient needs a prosthesis, but implantation is not possible for certain reasons, the doctor suggests alternative methods depending on the condition. Naturally, the choice of construction depends on the patient's clinical condition; it can be both fixed bridge prosthesis and a complete removable prosthesis.

In this article, we will talk about bugel prostheses, which are used in case of partial edentulousness when implantation is not possible. Bugel prostheses are quite often used in case of partial edentulousness. They have the shape of a bridge, which is why they got their name (from German "bugel" - "bridge") and are firmly fixed to the alveolar ridge. Also, the base of these prostheses is made of metal, which makes the structure very solid. Depending on the clinical condition of the oral cavity, bugel prostheses can perform several functions. In the simple case when a large number of teeth are missing, the bugel prosthesis fills the defect of the absent teeth, relying on the existing teeth. In the case where the existing base teeth have little mobility, bugel prosthesis can function as a fixing brace.

As this construction is removable, it needs to be removed from time to time to keep a hygienic cleansing, which is quite simple. In addition, the prosthesis is located in the mouth and doesn't interfere with speech or chewing. A bugel prosthesis is a very good alternative when fixed prosthesis is not possible.

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