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A dental prosthesis is a device made by specialized dental technicians under the direction of a dentist, used to restore the original lost dentition – from a single tooth to the entire arch – and the masticatory, phonatory and aesthetic functions.

When we talk about dentures, we immediately think about a problem with chewing function of varying degrees. In reality, dentures can be different types:

Fixed or mobile.
Partial or total.

Fixed dental prosthesis

Fixed dentures allow us to restore teeth lost over time with a non-removable solution that is similar to natural teeth in terms of aesthetics and comfort. In addition, when the remaining teeth in the arch are healthy, restoration of good chewing and aesthetics is achieved by filing the natural teeth and building a non-implant or fixed denture over them.

Fixed prostheses restore or replace one or more weakened natural teeth with permanent devices such as:

  • Dental veneers to correct the aesthetics of the front part of the tooth, the most visible part, while maintaining the integrity and vitality of the dental element thanks to a minimal preparation and special diamond burs. Rehabilitation can be performed effectively on the aesthetic part of a single tooth or on the entire dentition;
  • Crowns and bridges on natural teeth, indicated for more deeply compromised dental elements. They allow the rehabilitation of a single tooth (by means of the dental crown) or of several teeth with missing elements between them (by means of the dental bridge);
  • Crowns and bridges on implants useful in case of edentulism of a single tooth, partial or total. In the case of a single missing tooth, the optimal solution is prosthetic rehabilitation on implant with a permanent crown screwed directly on the head of the implant or cemented on a titanium abutment screwed on the head of the implant.

Mobile dental prosthesis

Mobile prostheses are all the removable devices that allow to restore the masticatory, aesthetic and phonetic part of the patients suffering from a partial or total edentulism (partial or total edentulism).

Types of prostheses :

  1. Mobile partial prosthesis: device manufactured and used when the patient still has dental elements in the oral cavity. In these cases, devices (surgical steel or titanium skeletons) are used and will stabilize the tooth with clasps that can be metal or fully esthetic. Another solution is the use of combined prostheses. In these cases, the skeleton has specific attachments that are not visible and are placed on two or more natural teeth that have been previously treated and prosthetized.
  2. Total denture: a mobile device that restores the masticatory, functional and aesthetic functions of an entire dental arch in patients with total edentulism. In some cases, the prosthesis can be stabilized by using attachments placed on previously inserted osseointegrated implants. In these cases, the term “implant-supported denture” is used.
    For all removable dentures, the materials of choice are composite resins.

Do you need us for your dentures ? During your consultation, your particular situation will be discussed in more detail. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. If new questions arise after your consultation, please feel free to contact the clinic in Geneva. During the initial examination, we will be able to set up everything necessary for the creation of your dentures. Moreover, we can define the treatment plan, the expected duration of treatment and the approximate cost.

Stop by our dental clinic for a visit, or call us at 022 310 50 77 to arrange a consultation

Trusting Rhône Dental Clinic for your dental prosthesis is to count on a professionals composed of: a prosthetist, a pre-prosthetic surgeon, an orthodontist and an endodontist.
Their own objective is to guarantee the patient the recovery of a smile and a perfect prosthetic rehabilitation in all respects.

— Dr Christophe Gachet
This article was written by :
Rhone Dental Clinic Article Auteur Christophe Gachet
Dr Christophe Gachet, clinic manager and implant specialist at the Rhône Dental Clinic
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