Prosthodontics is the area of Dentistry responsible for replacing missing teeth through the placement of dental prostheses. It aims to restore aesthetics, function and oral health. Dental prostheses can be removable or fixed, over teeth or implants. The Alcoforado Clinic has a specialised team in this area, with more than 20 years of experience and training abroad.
Removable prostheses can be partial or total. As for the material, removable prostheses can be made of acrylic (acrylic prostheses) or metal-acrylic (skeletal prostheses). This type of prosthesis can be supported by teeth, by mucosa (gums) or by implants.
Fixed prostheses can be single, partial or total, supported by teeth or supported by implants. Crowns, veneers and bridges are examples of fixed prostheses. As for the material, they can be made of zirconia, ceramic and metal, among others.
In general, fixed protheses are the best solution, because, in addition to improving function and aesthetics, they provide excellent comfort for the patient.
At the Alcoforado Clinic, all cases are studied by a Multidisciplinary Team, so that a careful and correct approach can be set before treatment plans are presented to the Patient. These treatment plans will always present the different hypotheses that are most suited to the needs and wishes of each patient.
In addition to the complete study, with help of state-of-the-art technologies, we draw smiles to the millimetre, by designing them in digital format on a computer programme, which will give you an immediate result before we start work. We can also show the final result, before the beginning of treatment, through a mock-up technique in the patient's own mouth, using temporary material.
Dr. Ricardo Almeida
RECOGNISED FOR ITS PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE IN PERIODONTOLOGY, THE ALCOFORADO CLINIC ENSURES THE PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF GUM HEALTH AND OTHER TISSUES THAT SUPPORT THE TEETH.
Dr. Ricardo Almeida
License #: 3820
Degree in Dentistry from Instituto Superior das Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz in 2001
Specialisation in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from ISCSEM (2005)
Post-graduate Degree in Occlusion and Prosthesis from the European Implantology Centre (2007)
Post-graduate Degree from the University of Krems (Austria) in Functions and Dysfunctions of the Masticatory Organ (2010)
Master's Degree in Prosthodontics from the Medical University of Vienna (2014)
Training in Digital Smile Design (2017 and 2019)
Teaching Member of the Triage and Emergency Team at the ISCSEM University Clinic (from 2009 to 2017)
Author and co-author of several scientific bulletins
Dr. Duarte Bruschy
License #: 11912
Undergraduate Degree in Dental Prosthesis from the University of Lisbon – FMDUL – 2009 to 2012
Integrated Master's Degree in Dentistry from Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz – 2013 to 2014
Dental technician in the areas of Removable Prostheses, Fixed Prostheses and Implantology at the Hi-Tec Dental Prosthesis Laboratory – 2012 - 2018
General dentist focused on oral rehabilitation, dentistry and occlusion at the Alcoforado Clinic – present
Practical course: The ART behind dental photography with Dr. Bruno Seabra - 2019
Theoretical and practical course: Anterior Cad-Cam Rehabilitation with Professor Pascal Magne - 2018
PROF. SANCHO VILAVERDE CORREIA
PhD in Endodontics from the University of Lisbon from 2005 to 2009
Post-graduate Degree in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA from 1995 to 1998
Degree in Dentistry from the University of Lisbon – 1995 - 1998
Degree in Medicine from the University of Lisbon – 1991 - 1995