Dental prostheses are essential for restoring the functionality and aesthetics of the mouth after the loss or damage of one or more teeth. They allow essential activities such as eating and talking which become much more difficult after tooth loss. In addition, they maintain proper facial form by preventing unnecessary shifting of the remaining teeth and facial muscles.
Dental prostheses also contribute to increased self-esteem and quality of life by restoring the natural and healthy appearance of the smile. At our dental clinic in Bratislava, we offer a wide range of customized denture solutions for every patient. Whether you need crowns, bridges, implants or removable dentures, our experienced dentists are ready to help.
Dental prostheses – options
There are different types of dental prostheses that are used depending on the specific needs and situation of the patient. The most common are:
Crowns are a type of dental prosthesis used to cover a damaged tooth. They act as a “cap” for the tooth, protecting it from further damage and restoring its normal function and appearance.
Bridges are dental prostheses used to fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. A bridge consists of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) and a replacement tooth (or teeth) in the middle.
Implants are dental prostheses that are surgically placed in the jawbone where they function as the foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth. This type of dental prosthesis is the closest to natural teeth in appearance and function. We provide comprehensive implantology care for patients in our clinic.
These dentures can be full (replacing all the teeth in the upper or lower row) or partial (replacing one or more missing teeth). They are designed to be easily removed and cleaned.
Full dentures also known as a complete denture, is a type of removable denture used to replace all the teeth in an upper or lower row of teeth. These dentures are designed to provide the functionality and aesthetic appearance of natural teeth.
Hybrid dental prostheses
A hybrid is a type of dental prosthesis that combines the advantages of fixed and removable dentures. It is a fixed dental prosthesis that is permanently attached to implants in the mouth, but can be removed by a dentist for maintenance or repair. This type of denture provides high stability and comfort while mimicking the natural appearance and function of the teeth.
Each type of denture has its advantages and disadvantages and the choice depends on the specific situation of the patient, his health condition, needs. Your dental clinic can provide you with more detailed information and help you choose the most suitable type of denture for your situation.
Dentures by material: what types are there?
Another factor in deciding on a particular type of denture is the material used to make it. Dentures can be rigid or flexible depending on the material they are made of. For example:
Also referred to as soft or flexible prostheses, silicone dentures are a type of removable denture made of a soft, flexible material, which is usually silicone.
Compared to traditional acrylic or metal dentures, they are lightweight and flexible which contributes to greater wearing comfort. They are also less noticeable than other types of dentures because they can better mimic the natural appearance of the gums and teeth.
These are made of acrylic, a type of plastic that is able to mimic the colour and appearance of natural teeth and gums. The main advantage of acrylic dentures is their aesthetics and their ability to adapt to the specific needs of the patient, as they are individually designed and custom-made.
They are also relatively lightweight and can be less expensive compared to some other types of dentures. However, they may be less durable than dentures made from other materials and may require more frequent adjustments or replacement.
Dentures – price
The price of dentures can vary greatly depending on many factors including the type of restoration required, the materials used, the number of teeth that need to be replaced, and whether additional dental procedures are required.
Full (complete) and partial dentures can cost anywhere from several hundred to several thousand euros per jaw, depending on the manufacturing process, materials and the individual needs of the patient.
Dental implants—one of the most durable and natural-looking tooth replacements—are usually more expensive. Their price depends on the specific case and the necessary procedures.
Some health insurance policies may cover part of the cost of dentures. If you are interested in dentures, visit our dental clinic for an initial examination and consultation. We will determine what type of denture is right for you and estimate the price.