The prosthesis method is preferred in order to enable a more functional use of an area that is missing or does not fulfill its function in our body. In dentistry, prosthesis is applied when it is too late for treatment in patients with tooth loss or gum disease.
Patients are affected by tooth loss in different ways, depending on which tooth or teeth are missing and their general health status. If the missing tooth is a few, a large gap is formed in the mouth and the dimensions of the discomfort increase. Uncompensated tooth loss can lead to gum disease, make brushing and oral care more difficult, and lead to new ailments.
Lost teeth in prosthesis treatment are compensated by the insertion of artificial teeth obtained with different materials and they are provided to function as before. With the making of dentures, patients get rid of the psychological discomfort they experience due to missing teeth, they regain chewing activities and a beautiful smile.
Depending on the content of tooth loss experienced by the patient, the types of prosthesis preferred by dentists also differ. In general, prostheses can be divided into Fixed Prostheses that only the doctor can put on and take off, and Removable Prostheses that allow the patient to put on and take off himself. They also have different types in terms of material and structure. Removable dentures are generally applied if tooth loss has occurred in the entire mouth and is mostly preferred in older patients.
Oral care, as always, is one of the most important issues for patients who have dentures. Oral care should not be neglected in order not to damage the prosthetic teeth and not cause bad breath due to the residues accumulated in the mouth. When the subject of cleaning is neglected in prosthetic teeth, even recessions in the gums may occur.
What should be done to take good care of the prosthesis?
Make sure to clean your prosthesis with water after every meal.
Make sure to clean it between meals and before going to bed.
For brushing teeth, choose special toothbrushes for dentures and pastes produced for dentures.
Make sure all surfaces are cleaned when brushing
If you have a fixed denture, use special dental floss that you can buy from pharmacies.
If you have a removable denture, soak it in liquids containing chemical cleaners that you can buy from pharmacies.
Wash your prosthesis, which you have kept in chemical liquid, before using it.
If tartar or permanent stains have formed on the prosthetic teeth, consult your dentist without delay to have them cleaned.
When using your dentures, do not forget to visit your dentist regularly and have check-ups.