Dental prosthetics in Mijas
When we witness the loss of teeth or severe damage caused by the absence of these, we must put ourselves in the hands of a professional and use dental prostheses to have a better physical appearance and, above all, good oral health.
If you are looking for where to perform a dental prosthesis treatment in Mijas, you are in the right place. In our dental clinic in Mijas, we carry out various treatments, including dental prosthetics.
Next, we explain everything you need to know about dental prosthetics, how it is done and the types of prostheses that exist and when it is more appropriate to use one or the other.
Reasons why you need to wear dental prostheses
Dental prostheses are used, as we mentioned before, when we suffer loss of dental pieces or some damage to the teeth, in order to restore the patient’s teeth.
Tooth loss can occur for different reasons, the most common being cavities, some type of trauma or gum disease, the latter being the main cause of tooth loss.
It is very common to associate dental prostheses with elderly people, and although it is true that the majority of people who go for a dental prosthesis are older, people who have suffered an accident or people who suffer from diseases that can lead to tooth loss.
Types of dental prostheses that exist
There are 6 types of dental prostheses most used today. Next, we go to each of them.
First, the fixed dental prosthesis. This is the most common in elderly people. It is usually used in order to replace complete lines of teeth that have been disappearing.
Another type of prosthesis is the artificial crown, which is usually used when tooth loss is due to causes such as intense caries or accidents. This is fixed to the tooth with resin to harden and be used normally.
Implants are another type of dental prosthesis, these are the least economical and have a difficult recovery. This treatment is performed through surgery and in this intervention the titanium roots are inserted into the bone.
The complete dental prosthesis, as its name suggests, is used for situations where the largest number of teeth have been lost.
Finally, it is worth mentioning the mixed prosthesis and the removable mixed prosthesis. Both are very rare today.
Price of dental prostheses in Mijas
In relation to the price of dental prostheses, this will depend on the type of prosthesis you use, since a complete prosthesis is not the same as a prosthesis in a specific tooth or section. For the price consultation, we recommend that you go to our clinic, we study your case and we give you a more exact and personalized budget.
How the treatment is performed
Dental prosthesis treatment in Mijas is one of the most recurrent treatments in our clinic.
This is done by inserting an artificial piece into the patient’s teeth that manages to repair the anatomy of the teeth, improve their physical appearance and recover the natural bite.
As the dental prosthesis must be perfectly anchored to the patient’s teeth, a mold of what the dental prosthesis will be must be made.
The mold allows us to have the exact measurement of the patient’s teeth to be able to adjust the prosthesis to his mouth and teeth, thus preventing them from being uncomfortable for his mouth.
To make the mold, some preliminary studies are carried out to take measurements.
Other frecuently asked questions
Crown over Tooth
When a tooth is weak or damaged, to reinforce it in certain occasions crowns are placed. To place these crowns, we must prepare and carve the tooth, where it will be glued with a special cement.
Crown over Implant
On the implant will be attached a fixed or screwed crown that will be responsible for emulating the tooth. In some cases, it may be necessary to place a provisional acrylic crown before the final crown. This procedure does not damage neighboring teeth, achieving excellent esthetics and chewing function.
To replace one or several missing teeth, we can make a ceramic bridge (two or more crowns attached).
Removable partial prosthesis (denture)
On an acrylic o metallic structure stand are located the teeth that are joined by metal hooks to the adjacent teeth wearing them as they support the masticatory forces, are unsightly (since the metal clips are seen) and the support bone is losing little by little being necessary some relines.
Removable complete prosthesis (Complete denture)
They replace all the teeth of the maxilla or jaw. Acrylic teeth are placed on an acrylic or metallic support. Over time the adaptation of the prosthesis is lost as the bone is reabsorbed by the absence of teeth or implants and it is necessary to go to the dentist to reline them.
We hope that this blog has helped you to solve all your doubts about dental prostheses, treatments, types, etc.
At Clínica Gallardo y Jiménez we care about your smile, we care about you, contact us if you need more information or for any type of query.
Ortodoncista especializada en estética dental, ortodoncia y endodoncia, con un amplio bagaje profesional siempre aportando el mejor tratamiento posible, donde te acompañaremos durante todo tu proceso para que te sientas cómodo y seguro.