We can establish different classification depending on the supporting system (natural tooth or implant); and depending on the material used (ceramics or resin)
Depending on each person’s needs, it is recommendable one of two types of prosthesis: fixed or removable.
1. Fixed prosthesis
Currently, the most convenient prosthesis is fixed, either on teeth or on implants. This type of prosthesis allows us to restore normality in all the masticatory and aesthetic functions.
2. Removable prosthesis
Removable prosthesis refer to those that the patient can place and remove himself. Normally these dentures, for retention, rely on the mucosa or adjacent teeth or even implants (locators or bars). Currently, dental implants offer a much more convenient and comfortable solution with fixed prosthesis then with removable, when permitted by favourable anatomical structures.
3. Frequently asked questions about dental prosthesis
Types of dental prosthesis:
- Complete dentures: False full-arch denture, supported basically on our gums.
- Removable denture: False denture supported on our gums with a dock in our teeth.
- Fixed dental supported denture: False teeth (bridges or crowns) placed over the existing teeth.
- Fixed implant supported denture: It is the same as dental supported denture but placed over dental implants instead of teeth.
4. Dental prosthesis and convenience
The period of adaptation after placing a new dental prosthesis can be more or less bothering. If correctly planned and executed by our dentist, the prosthesis in a very short time can be felt as something completely natural, both functionally and aesthetically.