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Dental prostheses, new materials in esthetic odontology

Dental prostheses are used to replace lost teeth with artificial ones, and also those partially broken teeth which are otherwise healthy, by repairing the esthetic appearance of your mouth as well as its chewing function.

A dental prosthesis avoids the whole mouth becoming deformed by unwanted dental displacements, which may lead to new and greater problems.

Recently, dental prosthesis manufacture has taken a giant step forward with the introduction of new CAD-CAM technologies. These new techniques involve the digital design and fabrication of the pieces from blocks of material using precision milling machines.

In Cirugía Facial Benidorm, a large part of our work is carried out by applying these techniques using the latest generation materials which give an extremely good fit and an esthetic appearance never seen before.

In the following section we will give a brief description of the characteristics of, and our observations on, the new generation of milled materials we use in our Alejandro Caballero prosthetic laboratory at Cirugía Facial Benidorm.



1. Emax®


This innovative ceramic and glass compound, which contains lithium di-silicate, is especially suitable for the manufacture of restorations for single isolated teeth. It gives highly esthetic results and, when compared to other ceramic and glass compounds, is found to be between 2.5 and 3 times stronger. With a mounting of zirconium oxide, it could also be useful for bridges in the posterior area.

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A) Block fresh from the factory  B) Block milled following the digital design (without synthesizing)   C) Block synthesized and made up. Finished. Ready for fixing in the mouth.


The material is used in the dental laboratory in combination with CAD/CAM or pressure technology. Given the high resistance of 360-400 MPa, the restorations offer flexible cementation options. Depending on the patient´s budget, the restorations can also be covered with highly esthetic veneers or, even more beautiful if they are fitted as made up restorations.

Even if the preparations show a dark tonality (e.g. as a result of the discoloration of titanium implants), all ceramic restorations can be made without metal.

If given full information about the tonality of the stump, the dental laboratory will choose the lithium di-silicate IPS Emax material in the opacity required to be able to redesign a truly natural esthetic appearance. In other words, we will order your tooth with a natural color similar to that of rest of your teeth. 


Observations. We recommend it for:

  • Thin veneers (0,3 mm)
  • Minimally invasive Inlays and Onlays
  • Crowns and partial crowns
  • Implant superstructures
  • Premolar bridges / 3 frontal pieces.
  • Three piece bridgework


Advantages of these dental prostheses:

  • Natural tonalitygiving highly esthetic solutions.
  • Long-lasting restorations thanks to their high resistance.
  • Minimally invasive preparationfor the treatment which is kind to the structure of the tooth.
  • Versatile use and an exhaustive range of usages.
  • Natural esthetic appearance, independently of the tonality of the preparation.
  • Adhesive, self-adhesive or conventional cementation depending on the usage.

Cementation Technique. How are these prostheses placed and fixed?

Quickly and painlessly. For cementing lithium di-silicate restorations it is necessary to prepare the surface of the prosthesis (salinizing it for 60 seconds without hydrofluoric acid) to ensure the perfect adhesion of the cement.  The dental surface must also be prepared with a conventional adhesive technique. For this material we suggest using resin and glass ionomer cements.


 2. Enamic®


VITA ENAMIC® is the first hybrid dental ceramic to combine the best of ceramics with the best of composites. In this material, the dominant ceramic matrix is reinforced by a polymer matrix, and both matrices blend completely with each other. The innovative hybrid ceramic guarantees for the first time, not just a special elasticity, but also an enormous load capacity after the adhesive bonding.

Due to its great strength, ENAMIC is extremely resistant to compressive and shearing forces.



  • Enormous load capacitythanks to the absorption of the chewing forces.
  • Conservative treatment of the dental substance, as it allows walls of reduced thickness to be built.
  • High precision results and complete accuracy of detail.
  • Quick and economic CAM fabrication
  • Properties of the material very similar to those of natural teeth.

Incrustaciones para solucionar dientes rotos. Enamic

A) Block fresh from the factory  B) Block milled following the digital design (without synthesizing)   C) Block synthesized and made up. Finished. Ready for fixing in the mouth.

Cementing or fixing technique:

For this type of restoration it is necessary to prepare the dental surface on which it is going to be fixed (orthophosphoric acid and dental adhesive) and the restoration itself (hydrofluoric acid gel, silane and adhesive) before the selected cement is placed in position.


3. Suprinity®


VITA SUPRINITY® is a glass-ceramic. This innovative glass ceramic is enriched with zirconium dioxide so that the clinics and dental laboratories have at their disposition a lithium silicate ceramic reinforced with highly resistant zirconium dioxide.

Prótesis dentales Suprinity para solucionar dientes rotos

A) Block fresh from the factory  B) Block milled following the digital design (without synthesizing)   C) Block synthesized and made up. Finished. Ready for fixing in the mouth.


  • High safetylevels thanks to a matrix of glass-ceramic reinforced with zirconium dioxide.
  • The percentage of zirconium dioxide assures a constantly high load capacity and long term reliability.
  • Optimum stabilityof the angles in comparison with lithium di-silicate.
  • Easy fabricationthanks to the good polishing properties and high cooking stability.
  • Brilliant esthetic appearancedue to the integrated translucency, opalescence and fluorescence.


Reasons for using them:

  • Posterior crowns.
  • Anterior crowns.
  • Crowns on implants.


Cementing or fixing technique:


Before carrying out the fixing of this type of restoration it is necessary to prepare the tooth or the surface on which the prosthesis will rest as well as the surface of the restoration itself using hydrofluoric acid, silane and adhesive.