Discover what dental prostheses are and what types exist

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Taking care of your oral health is very important for your general well-being, as we have stated on numerous occasions. For this reason, solutions for missing teeth with dental prostheses in a dental clinic in Málaga like ours, Gross Dentistas, is key so that you can recover the aesthetics and functionality of your mouth.

But exactly, what are dental prostheses?

Pay close attention because we show you this information and others of interest about them below!

What are the dental prostheses?

Dental prostheses correspond to artificial devices that are used to replace a tooth or several missing and/or damaged teeth. Said devices are designed to provide a natural appearance and correct masticatory function.

What types of dental prostheses are there?

Depending on the individual needs of each patient, one type of dental prosthesis or another may be chosen to restore the anatomy of their teeth. Among them, we highlight the following options:

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are prostheses that replace one or more missing teeth. They are composed of several interlocking pieces, which make it possible to close spaces in the denture. The material and design with which they are manufactured are designed to be biocompatible and highly functional.


Another type of dental prosthesis are dentures, which in this case have the mission of replacing all the teeth in the mouth or a large part of them. They are available in two types: partial and complete.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a dental treatment that consists of replacing seriously damaged or missing teeth with a replacement that simulates being a natural tooth. To do this, a titanium screw (a material that is easy to integrate into our body and highly durable) is fixed in the bone to act as the root. Provides a solid foundation for dental absences.

Dental crowns

Last but not least, we mention dental crowns. These are placed over the tooth to protect it and greatly improve its appearance.

More information of interest about dental prostheses

The process of obtaining dentures includes a thorough dental evaluation and taking impressions of the mouth. The impressions are used to create an accurate model  and to fabricate the custom denture.

Most of these artificial devices are created in a specialized dental laboratory, which are then sent to the dental clinic for dental professionals to fit and place in the patient’s mouth.

The duration and effectiveness of dental prostheses depends, to a large extent, on proper oral care and hygiene. It is key to follow the dentist’s recommendations and make regular visits to the clinic to make adjustments and reviews.

With these solutions, the quality of life of people is significantly improved, since it restores an adequate chewing function and a natural appearance. In addition, they also prevent additional health problems, such as modification of the remaining teeth and temporomandibular dysfunction.

Taking care of your oral health is very easy, come to our dental clinic

We have already seen that dentures are an excellent option to replace missing or damaged teeth. With the many advances in the dental sector, more and more effective and safe dental treatments are created.

If you want to take care of your oral health, do not hesitate to come to our dental clinic. We are specialists in endodontics, periodontics, orthodontic treatments, dental aesthetics and many more.

For more information on this matter, contact us. Our professional team will be delighted to assist you.

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Ortodoncista especializada en el sistema de ortodoncia invisible, extensa trayectoria profesional y un gran número de pacientes satisfechos con los resultados obtenidos tras la finalización de su tratamiento.

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