Types of prosthetic reconstructions

In prosthetics a basic distinction is made between 3 types of restorations: fixed prosthesis, removable prosthesis and a combination of both, called combined denture.

Fixed prostheses include, for example, crowns and bridges, as well as single crowns on single implants or bridges on implants.
Removable dentures include , for example, full dentures or clasp dentures.
The so-called combined work includes telescopic work.
All 3 types of dentures or prostheses can be seated directly on your own tooth or on implants if there is no healthy, stable tooth to provide sufficient support. When using implants as supporting abutments, we try to avoid the use of unsightly and unpleasant palatal plates as much as possible.

To place a large prosthesis, you can work with a metal or zirconium bar (= all-ceramic bar) or with magnets or telescopes on implants or individual teeth.

Crowns can be further divided into all-metal crowns (= all-ceramic crowns), metal-ceramic crowns, i.e. a metal framework with a ceramic coating on the surface, or all-ceramic crowns (framework AND ceramic coating). .

Our practice has a lot of experience in the field of dental prosthetics and offers you everything that modern dentistry makes possible in this area. Depending on what you value (whether it is tooth preservation, a minimally invasive procedure, price, comfort, safety, ease of care or esthetics), we will work with you to find the optimal solution for you.

Use of functional analysis (CMD) for optimal fit of dentures
At our Dental Planet dental clinic we also use functional analysis (functional diagnosis or CMD) to help with dentures or prosthetic work to provide the dental technician with detailed information about the patient’s jaw position.

This data helps the dental technician to fabricate the prosthesis in such a way that optimal centricity of the jaw can be achieved.

The great advantage of an optimal jaw position for the patient is that the jaw muscles are permanently relaxed and other health problems can be avoided or corrected.

During functional diagnosis or functional analysis it can be determined exactly which movement disorders are present and corrective measures can be taken.
The optimal jaw position can be found based on the measurement results.

Here you can see some examples of our prosthetic art:
In the center left you can see a model representing the initial position with some teeth present. On the right is a model showing the final position once the denture has been completely restored.

Fully veneered crowns and bridges can be seen above the models, viewed from the inside, with a metal framework on the left and a ceramic framework on the right.

Below, the same crowns and bridges seen from the front.