Dental prostheses manufactured from completely synthetic materials can replace missing teeth and restore normal facial appearance and functions, such as chewing and speech. Generally, teeth and bone loss results from untreated gum disease. Prostheses help regain a healthy mouth structure and restore lip, cheek support, speech, and chewing functions.
Metal alloys with noble or base metals have long been used to support porcelain crowns, which were referred to as “metal-supported porcelain crowns.” Advances in technology and heightened expectations in the field of cosmetic dentistry mean porcelain crowns supported by zirconium or porcelain bases have largely replaced metal-supported crowns.
Full-ceramic crowns are fabricated from reinforced porcelain. The single most important factor determining the appearance of crowns is their reaction to light. Natural teeth are permeable to light, giving them depth and a natural appearance. Porcelain crowns without a metal support (i.e., full porcelain) are also permeable to light, restoring the best possible natural look with depth and vitality.
Mobile prostheses can be removed or refitted by the patient and require daily care. Mobile prostheses are used when there is total teeth loss or fixed prosthesis cannot be installed.
The system used in our clinic allows for the fabrication of aesthetic prostheses from new-generation semi-flexible polyamide using thermoplastic injection using the fully automated Deflex Injection Device.
The semi-transparent quality of the Deflex material guarantees a perfect congruence between the prosthesis and natural teeth and soft tissues and is almost indistinguishable in the mouth. It is also much lighter, comfortable, and stable compared with acrylic prostheses. The patient can even sense the heat of food and beverages.
A more aesthetic and comfortable prosthesis with firm attachment characteristics is obtained in comparison with traditional methods. For all functions requiring a metal base, Deflex allows for the use of invisible hooks.