Dentures

Dental prostheses: Lost teeth will be replaced with aesthetic and functional dentures.

- Fixed dentures: For their manufacturing existing natural teeth are used as abutments that must be adapted by grinding to denture wearing.

- Bridges: Cemented on the smoothed tooth/teeth bordering the space.

Full-arch bridge: It is frequently indicated to grind all existing teeth due to the dimensions and location of the gaps.

-Adhesive bridges: Dental prostheses can be produced without sacrificing tooth substance and suitable for splint anchorage (tooth stabilization) on the lingual surface of the teeth. Disadvantage of them is the limited field of application (too short edentulous area, neighbouring teeth, proper height of bite).


- Inlay-bridges: By sacrificing minimal dental neck the bridge is fixed in a cavity prepared for the inlay. It can be fused to porcelain, glass fibre-reinforced metal-free composite resin (gradia, ceramage).

- CAD/CAM technology: A system developed some years ago to manufacture metal-free zirconium dentures, crowns, inlays and onlays. This are dentures milled out of a zirconium block by a computer navigated milling machine (CNC). The system processes digital information delivered via photo-optical or laser scanner providing the user with much virtual freedom for accurate planning.
 
- Titanium-based dentures: Titanium is a non-allergenic, high-purity metal used for implants and is not identified as foreign body by the human constitution thus eliminating tissue reactions. This metal is a perfect choice for patients who are susceptible to allergy.

- Two-part dentures: If the fabrication of a fixed denture alone is not possible due to the location of the teeth, the fixed denture is connected with an invisible ‘clasp’ to the removable denture.

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