Dental prosthesis (both mobile and fixed) are useful not only in case of total lack of teeth, but also to replace single teeth or severely damaged groups of teeth.
Elite Dental professionals create custom-made certified dental prosthesis, using safe CE-marked materials.
If you are thinking of wearing a dental prosthesis here is what you need to know:
FIXED DENTAL PROSTHESIS
The fixed dental prosthetic aims to restore the functionality of a tooth, a group of teeth or an entire dental arch using crowns or capsules.
As it is not removable, once applied by the dentist, the fixed dental prosthetic remains firmly in place.
For the realization of the external coating of the fixed prosthesis, ceramic is used, a material which, due to its particular aesthetic and hardness characteristics, makes the prosthesis indistinguishable from natural teeth.
In which cases is recommended the fixed dental prosthetic?
When healthy supporting teeth are present or when the mandibular bone structure is sufficiently firm. Fixed prosthesis can be supported by both natural teeth and implants, or a combination of the two.
What are the advantages of a fixed dental prosthetic?
Unlike the mobile one, the fixed dental prosthetic is anchored to the mandibular bone, therefore it does not involve stability problems.
FIXED DENTAL PROSTHESIS ON IMPLANTS
Fixed prosthesis on implants use osseointegrated implants as support, firmly anchored to the maxillary bones.
To obtain a fixed prosthetic, a titanium root is first made, which has the particular characteristic of stimulating the bone cells to join.
From the moment it has been inserted, the implant is then left “at rest” for a period of about 3 – 6 months, the time it takes for the bone cells to bind perfectly to the Titanium root. The new ceramic artificial tooth will then be placed on this.
The final result is absolutely natural.
REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESIS ON IMPLANTS
Removable dental prosthesis on implants are recommended in cases where the patient does not have a sufficient supporting bone structure or wants to save money (this type of prosthetic is cheaper than the fixed prosthetic on implants).
The removable prosthetic on implants is used to replace a group of missing teeth or an entire dental arch, and is made by anchoring the new ceramic elements on a base of 3 or 4 titanium implants.
MOBILE DENTAL PROSTHETIC (DENTURES)
The mobile dental prosthetic (denture), fixed to the residual teeth or resting on the gums, allows you to replace the missing dental elements in order to restore the functionality of the dental arch.
In which cases is recommended the mobile dental prosthetic?
When the conditions for positioning dental implants do not exist, the only way to replace missing teeth is a removable prosthetic.
Does the mobile dental prosthetic have any advantages?
The mobile dental prosthetic is certainly the worst solution for an edentulous patient (without teeth), because it tends to be unstable even with the use of adhesive pastes, it is unsuitable when chewing and can create numerous discomfort. It remains the cheapest solution for those who do not want to spend a lot, and want to regain a complete set of teeth, but it is certainly not the most eﬃective on.