A dental prosthesis is the sum total of all the procedures that allow us to substitute absent teeth. The various techniques used allow us to add both fixed and removable prostheses to teeth as well as to implants.
Types of prosthesis:
Depending on the characteristics and wishes of the patient, we can opt for a prosthesis through dental implants or on top of remaining teeth.
Prosthetic implantology: fixed and removable prostheses.
Fixed implantological prosthesis:
Prostheses carried out with dental implants substitute missing teeth, both in terms of function and also aesthetics. Therefore, it is essential to undertake a study of the patient through moulds of their mouths, photographs and a radiographic study (orthopantomographs and periapical radiographies) and tomographic (CAT or Cbct). This type of prosthesis can be suitable when a tooth is missing, or various teeth are missing, or there is a total absence of upper or lower teeth. A fixed implantological prosthesis can be undertaken using various materials and techniques. In the CUO, we have the most up to date CAD-CAM technology, through which we manage to achieve high levels of quality. We cooperate with some of the best laboratories in order to do so.
Removable implantological prosthesis:
Through dental implants we can also opt for removable prosthesis, in other words, ones that the patient must remove for hygiene purposes. For that reason, we also have to undertake an exhaustive study using models, photographs and radiographic and tomographic media. This is a type of prosthesis made of resin with a metallic structure in order to make it more resistant and rigid. In order to attach the prosthesis to implants and ensure that they are completely stable in the patient's mouth, we have different types of anchorage: bars (Hader, Dolder...) or spherical anchorage ( rotulas, locators...).
Dental prostheses: Fixed and removable prostheses.
In some cases, we can make a fixed prosthesis by taking advantage of the remaining teeth. For that reason, we have to reduce the volume of the said teeth and take advantage of them to support the missing teeth using resin cement. This type of prosthesis is known as a "bridge". For these types of prostheses, we can also use CAD-CAM technology and the best material that exists, both in terms of the structure and the covering material, the material which provided the function and also the aesthetics.
Due to the specific characteristics of patients or their expectations of the treatment, we can opt for removable prosthesis attached to the remaining teeth, since it is a solution that has worked for many years and today continues to be up to date, since it is the simplest solution we can offer to our patients.