Deflex prosthesis

What is the Deflex prosthesis?

The deflex prosthesis is a removable partial prosthesis “a bridge” made of a special material. It is a kind of gum-colored acrylic with gum-colored clasps, which has semi-flexible properties in order to create the perfect comfort when chewing, eating and when rehabilitating the dental aesthetics.

Avoid unsightly metal clasps

Although metal clasps have very good physical properties and good resistance, they are very evident and detract a lot from the esthetics when smiling. That is why we recommend this type of prosthesis as it offers a balance between esthetics, comfort and functionality.

How many teeth can be replaced with the DEFLEX PROTESIS?

This type of prosthesis can replace from 1 single tooth (when it is only 1 tooth is recommended to perform acker) to many teeth. It should be considered that the more teeth to be replaced is ideal to think about the possibility of dental implants to avoid bone loss in the future and to improve the mechanics and stability of the prosthesis.

Why is it semi-flexible and not totally flexible?

Many people think that greater flexibility improves comfort, and in that they are absolutely right. The problem is that this would damage the fit on the other teeth, causing it to move and come out constantly causing “uncomfortable” moments for the patient.


What is an acker?

It is a dental “bridge”, to be removed and placed, with gum-colored clasps in special semi-flexible material that is used when only 1 or 2 teeth are to be replaced.

This option is indicated when a patient wishes to have a dental implant in the medium term but in the meantime wants to rehabilitate the area to avoid being” toothless “.

  • Advantages
  • This option avoids the grinding of adjacent teeth to make crowns.
  • It is an affordable and esthetic option.
  • Disadvantages
  • It is not recommended long term because it is a small piece and can be easily lost.
  • If it is not possible to perform a dental implant thinking in the medium or long term, it is suggested the use of fixed crowns. It can provide greater comfort and avoid the discomfort of placing and removing them.

Traditional Partial Prosthesis

The traditional partial prosthesis is the traditional we know that has metal clasps. It is available in our clinic. It is recommended because the metal makes it more resistant, of strong and flexible. It is ideal when the patient has bruxism or requires that the prosthesis with greater durability.

Esthetic Plate

The esthetic plate is a temporary option in cases where an implant is going to be placed and the healing period must be waited. It fulfills the function of replacing the tooth both functionally and esthetically.

It is also used in patients who for some reason still cannot perform the partial prosthesis or dental implant. There is the option of the aesthetic plate which is the most affordable of all. It is only a temporary option, hopefully for a few months.

How long does the treatment take

  • Partial prosthesis are elaborated in approximately 4 to 5 appointments, approximately 1 month. In international patients it can be done in a period of 1 week coordinating the laboratory processes to accelerate them without altering the quality or functionality.

  • The esthetic plates and the acker require only 2 appointments for its elaboration. In the first appointment, the impression is taken and in the second appointment the installation of these is performed.

Partial prosthesis care

  • Always brush the partial prosthesis with a hard brush different from the one used in the mouth. It should be done with liquid soap, not with toothpaste because it can become porous.

  • Always put a towel or do it over the sink with water to prevent it from falling and fracture.

  • Never let them dry to avoid damaging the acrylic.

  • Never wash the prosthesis with hot water as it can cause irreversible damage to the acrylic.

  • Perform dental cleaning every 6 months on the remaining teeth to avoid damage.

  • Change the prosthesis ideally every 4 years to avoid their maladaptation and to maintain their stability.

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