Use of dental prostheses



It consists in replacing a missing or fractured tooth with a prosthesis, which could be, depending on the case:

  • Removable prosthesis, which can be removed and placed by the patient him/herself.
  • Fixed prosthesis, cemented or screwed, which needs to be placed or removed by a dentist.
  • Mixed prosthesis, which is composed of a part fixed to the mouth and another part, which can be placed and removed by the patient.

What does prosthodontics focus on?

It focuses on recovering the altered function, anatomy, phonation and esthetics of the stomatognathic system caused by the loss of one or more teeth.

Except for the third molars, any tooth loss causes, sooner or later, problems that not only affect the remaining teeth, but also the ears, stomach, neck and jaw joint.