Types of dental prosthetics

A dental prosthetic is a device used to restore the functionality and aesthetics of the mouth in cases where one or more teeth are missing.
There are different types of dental prosthetics that are used depending on the patient’s needs.

Aesthetic dental prosthetics

Among the most common types of dental prosthetics, there are aesthetic dental prosthetics, which include:

  • Dental veneers
  • Dental inlays
  • Dental crowns

These are prosthetics that have a mainly aesthetic function, as the name implies, as their objective is to restore the appearance of the tooth in shape and color, harmonizing it with adjacent teeth.

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The removable denture, or mobile dental prosthesis, is a device used in case of edentulism, to replace missing teeth.

The device is created in the laboratory based on the shape of the patient’s oral cavity and can be a total or partial removable denture, depending on the needs.


Among the types of dental prostheses, we find dental veneers, which, as we saw earlier, are part of the aesthetic prostheses. You can find more information on the topic HERE.


Metal-free prostheses have now replaced metal alloys and guarantee high-quality and long-lasting results. The materials used are usually: composite, lithium disilicate, or zirconia.
Among the main advantages of metal-free prostheses are:

• naturalness of the result
• long-lasting results
• resistance
• translucency.

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Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is the procedure that allows, through specific software, to program accurately the prosthetic rehabilitation interventions, and previewing the final result.

The objective is to obtain a harmonious, balanced, and functional smile.

Thanks to this technology, it will be possible to make various aesthetic tests and decide the best way to intervene and the most suitable type of device.

Three-step Technique

The three-step technique is a prosthetic rehabilitation adhesive procedure that is structured into three main moments and is particularly useful for patients who have worn or eroded teeth.

This technique is not painful or invasive, it does not remove the tooth but only adds material to restore it aesthetically and functionally.

This type of procedure is also called “No Prep”, because it is only additive and no prior filing of the tooth is required.