This is the branch of dentistry dedicated to replacing missing or absent teeth, rehabilitating the chewing function.
There are two types of prostheses: fixed and removable. Both protheses could be supported by natural teeth or implants.
A fixed prosthesis is a omplete oral rehabilitation applied to those cases in which, due to the patient's circumstances, all teeth must be replaced or restored to restore oral health, occlusion, masticatory, phonetic and aesthetic function.
This is a very complex and meticulous treatment in which it is necessary to rehabilitate the patient’s bite, intermaxillary relation, and the position of their teeth through the use of a fixed dental prosthesis.
Removable Dental Prosthesis (Dentures)
A removable denture serves to replace missing or absent teeth with a removable apparatus, which is customized to each patient’s individual needs.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are fixed dental prostheses that can replace one or more teeth and that are cemented on filed teeth that serve as "pillars" for support.
We currently have ceramic materials (aluminous ceramics, zirconium and, more recently, lithium disilicate) that allow us, whenever feasible, to avoid the use of metals for the rehabilitation and replacement of teeth.
These new materials, in addition to having an improved biological behavior that avoids irritating the gums, achieve aesthetic results that are superior to metal-based restorations since they imitate the color and translucency of natural teeth.