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PROSTHODONTICS
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is the field of dental medicine that aims to replace lost teeth through dental prostheses.
The use of prostheses allows the masticatory (chewing) and aesthetic functions to be restored, giving patients their health and self-esteem back.
DENTAL PROSTHESES
What types of Dental Prostheses are there?
Having Dental Prostheses is increasingly common. When examining your case in detail, our medical team will advise on the best solution, in case you need Dental Prostheses.

Complete Fixed Dental Prosthesis

Complete fixed prosthesis, also known as full-arch prosthesis, replaces all teeth by surgically placing four or more implants to hold and fix the prosthesis in place. Usually the first prosthesis, which is made entirely of acrylic, is a temporary, mid-term prosthesis with the function of restoring aesthetic and chewing functions during the healing period. Subsequently, a new long-lasting prosthesis is created and placed.

Partial Fixed Dental Prosthesis

When there is partial loss of one or more teeth, where there are still dental remnants, single or partial implant prostheses may be used, effectively replacing each missing tooth and restoring the patient's masticatory functions. Fixed partial dentures, known as bridges, are used in dentistry to replace missing teeth and create a bridge connecting adjacent (neighboring) teeth to the space left by the missing tooth.

Prosthesis over Natural Teeth

In addition to Dental Implants, prostheses over natural teeth, also called “crowns” or “caps”, are another option for those who need to resort to this type of solution. The “crown” is used to cover and protect a weaker tooth. The "crown" is used to fill the missing tooth or teeth by attaching two "crowns" to the adjacent natural tooth or teeth.
The goal is to provide the patient with greater comfort and to solve the problem of a “flaw” caused by tooth decay.

How is the Prosthesis fixed?

The fixation methods are chosen by the dentist to provide each case with the best prosthetic solution.

Removable Dentures

Dentures are still used in cases of partial loss of one or more teeth where dental remnants still exist. Since the denture is not attached to the bone, it has some mobility, and there is a possibility of loosening, which may affect the patient's self-esteem.

Cemented Prosthesis

In these cases the fixation is practically permanent, providing greater security for the patient. The prosthesis can only be removed by the dentist in specific cases and not for simple periodic maintenance.
ADVANTAGES

Advantages of Fixed Dental Prosthetics

Fixed prostheses are attached to the gum and can only be removed by the dentist, thus constituting the best solution to replace missing teeth.
Dental Implants can offer
Comfort while chewing
Increased confidence and self-esteem
Longevity of your smile
Natural teeth protection

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