Dentures Marbella

At the BOCA Dental Clinic in Marbella, we make all types of dental prostheses:

Fixed Dental Prosthesis

Fixed dental prostheses are completely dentures, which take support only on the teeth.

The dentist carves the teeth that will serve as support, called abutment teeth and located at the ends of each edentulous zone (without teeth), in which the carefully fitted fixed prostheses will be cemented. To do this in our dental clinics, the dentist in Marbella will take impressions and bite records which will later be sent to the laboratory where the empty, or positive, prosthetic impressions will be made in plaster, and the resulting models will be used to make the fixed prosthesis structures with wax. These waxes will be included in special high-temperature resistant coatings, and metal casting with different alloys will be carried out.

The last step could be to mount the ceramic on the metal structures, depending on the type of fixed dental prosthesis to be made, since there is also the possibility of making the crowns and bridges in pure porcelain (without metal) or on a base of a white material called alumina or zirconium.

The dental prosthetist will have to use an articulator that simulates the patient's temporomandibular joint, antagonist models that reproduce the patient's dental arch, etc., to achieve correct and functional occlusion.

Various tests will be carried out in the mouth, and after achieving the three essential objectives of a dental prosthesis, the dentist will cement the result in the mouth, without the patient being able to remove it.

Types of fixed dental prostheses in Marbella, according to their shape

Corona

A crown is an individual restoration for a particular tooth. Sometimes they are also called "covers", especially by the patient, who does not see them as a prosthesis itself. This is because the crowns are actually placed on the patient's natural tooth, which has been previously ground, and as if it were a veneer. As with all fixed prostheses, the teeth are handcrafted, customised for each patient and adapted to the needs of their dentobuccal anatomy.

Partial cover crowns

  • Extracoronals: 3/4, 4/5, 7/8 and onlays
  • Intracoronal: Inlays or inlays

Full-coverage crowns

  • Extracoronal: Veneer (metal - aesthetic material); Total casting, Jacket (porcelain or acrylic) Intracoronal
    inlays or retainers.
  • Restorations that base their retention on the internal and external walls of the abutment tooth.
    There are different types of Richmond crown or pivoted crown depending on the material used for its manufacture: metallic, plastic or mixed.
  • Endopost.

Bridges

A bridge is a type of fixed dental prosthesis that replaces an edentation of at least one tooth. To do this, the dentist carves the teeth next to the edentation and the prosthetist makes two crowns on the abutment teeth, also called retainers, and by means of an attachment they hold the tooth that we want to replace (pontic).

Bridge components

Abutment tooth: is the tooth to which the bridge retainer is cemented.
Retainer: part of the bridge that is cemented to the abutment tooth.
Pontic: Its function is to replace the missing teeth that are between the pillars.
Connector: It is the part that joins the retainers to the pontic.
Attaches: it is the generally metallic element that joins the pontic to the retainers, it consists of a female that comes out of the distal pillar and a male that comes out of the pontic.

Removable dental prosthesis

Removable metal prostheses, also known as skeletal removable dental prostheses, are dentomucosuscular partial dentures. That is, they are attached to both the teeth and the mucosa, and are performed when the patient still has some of his or her natural teeth. These dentures are removable, in other words, they can be removed and placed by the patient.
They are made by means of a metal structure (Metal Base) cast (which can be of different alloys, both noble and non-noble) from a wax pattern made by hand, and with the use of preforms, on the coating models. The teeth and gum reconstructions are made of acrylic resin.

The parts that make up these removable dentures are

  • Major connector or reinforcement or metal structure.
  • Minor connectors.
  • Retainers.
  • Bases.
  • Occlusal rests.
  • Stabilizing elements and indirect retainers.

Removable acrylic dentures:

Resin removable dental prostheses, group those that are made with acrylic resin (or other plastics), and can be placed and removed by the patient. The elaboration of these dental prostheses in Marbella has to attend to both functional and aesthetic criteria, and we must invite the patient to carry out a careful hygiene, both of the oral cavity and of the prosthesis, which must be extracted for cleaning.

In turn, these dentures are subdivided into two types.

Upper complete prosthesis ("dentures").

Commonly known to people as dentures. They are performed when the patient has no teeth, and are therefore mucosupported as they lack abutments for support. The support of the dental prosthesis is taken from wide bases, which extend over the surface of the mucosa in the alveolar processes. They can be unimaxillary or bimaxillary; that is, upper, lower, or both, if the patient has no teeth in either arch. In this type of prosthesis, it is necessary to achieve an occlusal balance of the upper and lower joints, taking into account the jaw movements, mastication, stability of the prosthesis, etc.

Partial removable prosthesis

Partial lower prosthesis made of resin.

They are carried out when the patient has some remaining tooth, which will contribute to the retention of the dental prosthesis by means of forged or cast retainers, being therefore dentomucosus supported. These are not widely used dental prostheses, as removable partial metal prostheses offer higher quality and better functionality. They are usually used simply as temporary dentures.

Removable metal prosthesis

Removable metal prostheses, also known as skeletal prostheses, are partial dentomucosity prostheses. That is, they are attached to both the teeth and the mucosa, and are performed when the patient still has some of his or her natural teeth. These prostheses are removable, in other words, they can be removed and placed by the patient.

They are made by means of a metal structure (Metal Base) cast (which can be of different alloys, both noble and non-noble) from a wax pattern made by hand, and with the use of preforms, on the coating models. The teeth and gum reconstructions are made of acrylic resin.

The parts that make up these removable metal prostheses are

  • Major connector or reinforcement or metal structure.
  • Minor connectors.
  • Retainers.
  • Bases.
  • Occlusal rests.
  • Stabilizing elements and indirect retainers.

Mixed Prosthesis

The mixed prostheses are made up of a fixed prosthesis and a removable metallic prosthesis, forming part of the same design in the same arch, and joined together by means of an anchoring system called an atache. This type of dental prosthesis has several advantages over removable prostheses, for example giving greater aesthetics by eliminating the retainer arms, which can be visible.

Atache

It is a friction retainer that consists of two parts, the male or patrix and the female or matrix, which can be preformed by casting or welding metal alloys. The female fits over the male in an intimate relationship, thus producing the retention of the removable part over the fixed part of the mixed prosthesis.

There are different types of attacks:

According to the relationship between the male and the female.

Rigid. They do not allow for movement between male and female. In other words, they do not allow the movement of the removable part of the dental prosthesis, so the chewing forces are largely transmitted to the abutment tooth.

Resilient. They allow a certain movement of the removable dental prosthesis, so that the force is transmitted mainly to the mucosa. During mastication, there is a vertical movement between the male and the female each time forces are exerted, and when this ceases, there is a recovery movement in the opposite direction to the previous one.

Oral Surgeon in Marbella

Dr. Alfonso Moreno

Oral Surgeon, Periodontist and Implantologist

Maxillofacial surgeon in Marbella

Dr. Francisco Galeas

Maxillofacial Surgeon, Medical and Aesthetic Medicine

At the BOCA dental clinic in Marbella, our oral surgeon in Marbella, Doctor Alfonso Moreno and our maxillofacial surgeon in Marbella, Doctor Francisco Galeas, will be in charge of advising you and studying your case individually.

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