Used as a medical solution to replace missing teeth, a dental prosthesis is an artificial dental appliance. Fixed or removable, its main aim is to restore chewing function, prevent damage to the jawbone and restore the aesthetic appearance of the face. These elements are essential to maintaining good overall health.

The two most commonly used options are resin and stellite removable dentures.

If you’re considering dentures in Geneva, we can offer you options tailored to your specific needs. We explain it all below.

What is a removable dental prosthesis?

The loss of one or more teeth can have various causes, such as:

  • Tooth decay 
  • trauma or accident 
  • Periodontal or gum disease. 

The aesthetic appearance of their teeth is usually what pushes people to seek dental treatment. However, tooth loss goes beyond this, affecting the integrity of the patient’s chewing system.

Removable prostheses, also known as dentures, are used in dentistry to replace missing teeth.

A prosthesis is an artificial device whose appearance is similar to that of natural teeth. Its purpose is to restore a person’s oral and masticatory functions, as well as dental aesthetics. It is often used when the patient is not eligible for implant surgery for medical or financial reasons.

Two types of dental prosthesis are available in Geneva, at the Chantepoulet dental clinic:

  • Full dentures: Used when the patient no longer has any teeth, they are fitted once all the teeth have been extracted and require healthy periodontal tissue;
  • Partial prostheses: Dental stellite is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It corrects the aesthetic appearance and functional problems associated with missing teeth.

Complete dental prostheses

Complete dental prostheses can be removable or anchored on implants.

What is a total dental prosthesis?

Commonly known as a dental prothesis, a removable full denture replaces all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It consists of acrylic resin teeth and a false gum. For optimum stability, it is often stabilised by four or six implants. The choice of colour, shape and alignment of the teeth is discussed with your dentist.

What is a full denture used for?

A total removable prosthesis is designed for people without teeth. Supported by the mucous membranes and palate, it can be fixed with implants when necessary.

It has numerous advantages:

  • No surgery needed: Full dentures require no surgery, making them easy, simple and quick to obtain. At the Chantepoulet clinic, getting a brand new smile is possible without spending hours in surgery. However, the lower full denture requires anchoring on two implants to make it more stable in the mouth. The tongue’s 17 muscles can cause the prosthesis to detach if not properly anchored.
  • Easy to change: Made from high-quality, durable materials, the complete prosthesis is designed to be completely in harmony with the mouth. If your denture is damaged or broken, it can simply be replaced or repaired. Book an appointment at the emergency dental service in Geneva Chantepoulet ; 
  • Accessible to all: Choosing full dentures has the advantage of being relatively cheaper than implants. It is a more economical option, but less comfortable due to the lack of stability when chewing or speaking.

Dental prostheses in Geneva: custom-made dentures

At the Chantepoulet clinic in Geneva, our experienced team of dentists and dental technicians fit full dentures.

Using advanced techniques and cutting-edge materials, we offer prostheses that effectively restore your functional problems AND your confidence.

Partial dentures

A stellite is a partial dental prosthesis made with a metal framework (chrome-cobalt alloy). It replaces one or more missing teeth using small metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth. Its advantage over a resin prosthesis is its stability and comfort, due to a thinner metal framework. Its disadvantage is that it is a removable prosthesis and the metal clasps are sometimes visible.

What is a partial dental prosthesis?

A stellite is a good compromise when an implant cannot be considered for reasons of health, anatomy or budget. It is generally partial, meaning that it replaces several teeth on the lower or upper jaw (or both jaws, with two stellite implants). Using clasps, it rests on the remaining natural teeth. It is composed of :

  • A metal base structure reduced to a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm;
  • A resin part that holds the new false teeth.

Dental prostheses in Geneva: fitting stellite

The installation of dental stellite is a common option for replacing one or more missing teeth in a removable way. Your Chantepoulet dental clinic in Geneva offers customised solutions for the fitting of stellite or dental crowns.

The specific needs of each patient are taken into account to offer you a complete and functional smile.