WHAT IS DENTAL PROSTHESIS?
What is a dental prosthesis? Teeth may be lost for various reasons. Lack of teeth; it can lead to speech impairment, poor nutrition, swallowing and digestive problems. It is a fact that good chewing is very important in the digestion of nutrients, while dental prosthesis restores the loss of function and aesthetics of the lost teeth.
What does a dental prosthesis do?
The main purpose of dental prosthesis; it allows the regaining of lost functions. Correction of impaired speech function and aesthetic appearance is provided by dental prosthesis.
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What are the prosthesis types?
1. Fixed prostheses (Crown-Bridge prostheses)
2.Movable dentures (Partial or Full dentures)
3. Implant prosthesis (fixed or removable prosthesis)
How long do I get used to using a prosthesis?
Should the prosthesis be worn continuously?
The dentist will give information about the processes and the time period in which the prosthesis should be used. To get used to the dental prosthesis, it should be worn continuously. Then you may only need to wear it at night. This can vary completely with the patient’s oral and dental structure and problems.
Eating and Chewing, Is it possible to eat with a dental prosthesis?
Completing the patient’s missing teeth will ease the act of eating. The patient may experience adaptation problems in the early stages of the dental prosthesis, but when this process is completed, the patient will be able to consume the food comfortably. In order to get used to the prosthesis during the initial process, eat soft foods and small bite slowly and chewing.
Does dental prosthesis provide aesthetic appearance?
Dental prostheses restore the aesthetically lost image. The patient’s smile, self-confidence and aesthetic concerns will change positively. Dental prosthesis; Supports cheeks and lips. In this way, it also helps to prevent wrinkles.
Should dental prosthesis adhesives be used?
Dental prosthesis adhesive cream can be applied to increase the retention of your well-matched dentures. The elastic cushion effect of the adhesive provides comfort to the prosthesis. Vegetable adhesives are recommended for adhesion problems such as difficult adhesion conditions and excessive accumulation of saliva. Using glue for poor and worn dentures may result in more irritation to the tissues. Prosthetic users should visit the dentist at least once a year.
How is dental prosthesis care performed?
Dental prostheses need care just like natural teeth. Daily oral and dental care is required. To remove the residual nutrients on the dental prosthesis, the teeth must be brushed twice a day with a Dental Prosthesis brush. For cleaning, dental prosthesis cleaning gel or cleaning tablets containing oxygen can be used.
It is inconvenient to use hard toothbrushes that may disrupt the polish of the prosthesis. Bleach or other chemical bleaches should not be used for dental prosthesis cleaning.