One of the biggest concerns of people is to have healthy and functional teeth. Over the years, some diseases, trauma and oral conditions can result in the loss of teeth.

The dentures return aesthetics and functionality to the patient. These treatments not only allow you to eat normally, but also help the person gain greater self-confidence.

There are several types of dental prosthetics. In this post we explain what they are and what they consist of.


Fixed dental prosthesis is the most comfortable solution for patients, since it is the most similar, functionally and aesthetically to natural teeth. Fixed prostheses can be placed on teeth or implants.

Fixed dental prosthesis on teeth

This technique consists of lower the tooth to be able to place a crown or cap attached to it. This is a suitable option to repair a tooth damaged by trauma or decay, for example.

Fixed dental prosthesis on implants

Implantology has come a long way in recent years. Fixed prostheses on implants allow one or several teeth to be replaced (and even full teeth).

the dentist put a metal screw or implant fixed to the bone. Above this is the crown.


This is the most traditional solution, although today it is usually only used in patients who cannot have implants placed. It consists of a complete denture for patients who have lost most of their pieces.

Since it only rests on the gum and palate, can be more unstable when eating or talking. In addition, they must be removed to sleep.

removable partial denture replace only some teeth. It is fixed on the gum and consists of retaining hooks to hold it to the natural teeth.


The hybrid prosthesis consists of a complete denture that is held on some implants or screws.

this solution it is generally used in patients without teeth and with little bone to hold implants. A denture can be rehabilitated with two implants at the bottom or four at the top.

Fixed dental prostheses on implants, hybrid or not, allow the patient to enjoy their teeth again with the greatest sensation of naturalness, comfort and safety.

Don't let the lack of teeth prevent you from having a full life. Check with us. We will carry out a personalized study to advise you on the most suitable type of prosthesis for you.

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