AT IPRO CLINIC
we produce fixed prostheses to reproduce your natural dentition as much as possible
The fixed prostheses is the area of the Dental Medicine responsible for the partial or total restoration of the crown of a tooth through a prostheses, that is placed over the natural tooth previously prepared, and/or implants. It may also be used for the replacement of one or more split teeth. Fixed prostheses can be crowns or bridges and aim to reproduce the natural dentition as much as possible and it can not be removed by the patient.
The teeth when they have the roots in good condition, or a crown is very broken and/or restored but whose viability and resistance of the restoration is very limited, they have a good indication for the placement of crowns.
A crown allows to, artificially, cover a tooth that is partially or totally destroyed. It may also protect devitalized, fractured teeth or teeth with large reconstructions.
The crowns may also be indicated in cases where it is necessary to improve the aesthetics, shape or alignment of the teeth in the dental arch.
Fixed prosthesis is the ideal solution in cases where few teeth are missing, not only for comfort but also for aesthetics.
When there are small edentulous (without teeth) spaces and teeth that can serve as good pillars there may be a good indication for planning and executing a bridge.
The bridges are used for the replacement of one or more non-existent teeth, leaning on neighboring teeth that are prepared in the same way as for the placement of the crowns.
The bridges are cemented definitely functioning like natural teeth. In certain cases the neighboring teeth do not need crowns, serving as support for bonded seals.
WHEN TO USE FIXED PROSTHESES?
- Replacing a large restoration when there is not much natural tooth structure left
- Protection of a weakened tooth that has suffered a fracture
- Increase retention and support of a removable skeletal prosthesis
- Replacing a missing tooth by placing it on a dental implant
- Filling a tooth with a change in color or shape
- Protection of devitalized teeth in which the remaining dental structure is fragile
- Replacement of missing teeth
The crowns or bridges behave like natural teeth, so their hygiene and maintenance requires the patient to take the same care as the natural dentition.