Removable prostheses

As the name suggests, they are those that we can put in and take out of our mouth.

A removable dental prosthesis is formed by a metal structure with several artificial teeth fixed on its sides, which is anchored to the teeth that the patient still retains with metal fasteners (skeletal prostheses).

Removable prostheses are mainly used to rehabilitate the upper arch dentition. For this reason, its structure is usually covered by a piece of softer pink plastic, which reduces the discomfort on the palate.

Their great disadvantage is their esthetics, since, by using the aforementioned hooks and their metallic structure, they are perceptible to the naked eye.

Currently, acrylic prostheses are widely used. Unlike skeletal dentures, they are made of a lighter acrylic material. This makes them less heavy and more esthetic, however, they are not as resistant.

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Clip-free dentures

In these, the metal structure is replaced by one created with semi-rigid and flexible materials that allow the shape of the prosthesis and the retainer to be designed with the same resin. In this way, more esthetic, resistant and lighter prostheses are obtained.

Its use is recommended when a removable dental prosthesis is used for the first time and when there are few or no teeth in the lower or upper arch.

Removable prostheses are made to measure, so that they adapt perfectly to the tissues and shape of the jaws on which they rest to prevent them from moving.

Removable partial denture and removable complete denture.

The removable partial denture consists of the missing teeth and incorporates an anchor that rests on the remaining teeth. Complete dentures, also known as dentures, comprise the entire denture and are attached to the gum using adhesive products.

They need a period of adaptation, during which our dentists specialized in dental prostheses in Barcelona will make the necessary adjustments and corrections until the removable prosthesis adapts perfectly to your mouth.

Removable prostheses are the alternative for patients who for medical reasons or a reduced budget cannot undergo implant dentistry treatment. They are the most economical restorative dentistry treatment available.

Disadvantages of removable prostheses

The experience provided by a removable prosthesis is not the same as that of natural teeth. The full strength of your bite is not recovered and crowns made of acrylic material are less esthetic than implant-supported crowns.

Removable prostheses, although they are attached to the remaining teeth by means of metal “grips” and “glued” to the gum thanks to adhesive products sold in pharmacies, do not offer a perfect fit in the patient’s mouth. This can lead to gum sores and wounds, especially in older patients.

Despite these drawbacks, removable dentures are an effective and cost-effective treatment for complete or partial denture rehabilitation and many patients wear them comfortably and without problems.