Fixed prostheses are those that the patient cannot remove himself and are very well retained, that is, they have no movement.
In addition, they do not have large dimensions (they do not invade the palate), since they only replace the missing teeth and they do not have metal hooks.
They are retained in two ways:
- On the patient’s teeth previously carved or filed.
- On implants without the need to grind healthy teeth.
It is therefore preferable, as long as it is possible, to perform the prosthesis on implants and thus not damage healthy teeth.
Fixed prostheses on teeth are cemented / glued on natural teeth.
Fixed prostheses on implants are screwed to the implant.
They are made of two types of materials:
- Ceramic metal: they have an internal metal structure, which is the framework, and on the outside it has ceramic or porcelain, which is white in color and imitates the natural color of the tooth. This type of prosthesis has been done for many years and it has an acceptable aesthetic, but inferior to zirconium.
- Zirconia: they also have an internal structure that acts as a frame, but in this case it is not metal black but white. On the outside, ceramic or porcelain is placed in the same way as the mertal-ceramic prosthesis. The main advantage is that it is more aesthetic and more naturally imitates the color of the tooth.
Whenever a case is carried out in our clinic, we will carry out a photographic study to assess the case and we will explain in detail which is the treatment that best suits your needs.
If you have any questions about this treatment write to us or ask for an appointment without obligation. We will wait for you!