NECESSARY INFORMATION AND SUGGESTIONS TO OUR PATIENTS WHO WILL USE INSTALLED – REMOVABLE PROSTHESIS
Learning to use new prostheses takes time and patience. This is especially true for those who will use prostheses for the first time in their lives. Even if you have not used dentures before, you should know that your new dentures are different from the ones you have used and you will need to change some of your habits and even gain some new habits.
The following information will help you answer some questions that may come to mind during the familiarization period. Advice given is valid unless it says otherwise. We will separately indicate the changes required by your particular situation. If you have any questions that you cannot find answers to below, please write them down and we will try to answer them in the first audit session. You should only take advice about your protein from us. You should not act on various advertisements, publications or individuals, and you should not compare yourself to other people who wear prosthetics. Because each patient’s mouth structure is different.
If you have no natural teeth left in your mouth, the prosthesis you will use is a full denture. You should adequately understand and comply with the offers regarding the following points regarding complete dentures.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INSTALLED PROSTHESIS
Can I have teeth in the form and color I want?
– You can have teeth in the form and color you want. However, the most misunderstood issue is to think that the tooth you see in another individual will be exactly suitable for you. Even if teeth that look very nice on a random artist are applied to you in millimeters, your facial condition, skin, eye, hair color, lines and age can cause females to look very different on you. Ideally, you should have the same aesthetic vision as your dentist and benefit from his experience.
Will I be comfortable right away?
– Your new dentures may feel foreign and large in your mouth, and you may feel fullness on your lips and cheeks.
– Harmony of full dentures largely depends on the skillful use of tongue, cheeks and lips. If your tongue is normally positioned behind your lower front teeth, make an effort to keep your tongue in a more forward position so that it normally rests touching the inner surfaces of your lower front teeth. This position allows your lower prosthesis to sit more firmly in place. As your facial muscles adapt to the new situation, they will help keep your prosthesis in place. Be careful not to get into a habit of displacing your prosthesis with your tongue and lips.
– Your salivary glands may secrete a lot of saliva until they get used to the prosthesis (the first few days).
Can I remove my prosthesis in the middle?
– If you do not wear your prosthesis for a while, it will be more difficult for you to get used to it when you wear it again. Getting used to the lower denture is often more difficult than getting used to the upper denture.
– Your prostheses required great effort and time expenditure of many people, including you, including doctors and technicians, and they were finished exclusively for you with expensive materials brought from abroad. Therefore, do not give up on using your prostheses unnecessarily.
Will I have pain after my prosthesis is placed?
– Although great care and attention is spent while making prostheses, they can hit some parts of the mouth and cause wounds by hurting, especially when they are newly put on.
– Never attempt to straighten your dentures yourself. We expect you to come to us within the first 24 hours and the next 48 hours after that. Thus, we make the necessary corrections on your prostheses before the painful points cause a lot of trouble. Go to bed without removing your prosthesis for at least a week.
– You must wear your prosthesis for at least 8 hours before you come to us in order to accurately determine the locations of the puncture and painful points and areas. You will be relieved soon after these points and areas are corrected.
Will my speech change?
– In the first few days, you may encounter difficulties in speaking and pronouncing some words. It is necessary to practice for a while in order to be able to talk with new prostheses as before. Speech disorder in the first days does not last long. Returning to normal conversation often takes several weeks.
You can improve your speaking by reading aloud. Repeat the words or syllables that are difficult to say.
– You can realize the small issues that may arise in making some sounds more appropriate than those who listen to you.
Will I be able to eat comfortably?
– Learning to chew well with dentures normally takes 2-4 weeks.
– You should start chewing with soft foods divided into small modules. Do not try to start your new dentures with hard-to-eat foods such as cut meat, nuts, raw vegetables and fresh bread.
If chewing can be done with both sides of the jaw at the same time, the tendency of the prosthesis to play decreases.
– When biting with dentures, place the food in the middle of the posterior teeth. The forces coming from inside and above keep the prosthesis in place. Do not bite with your front teeth, as this habit will cause your dentures to dislodge and draw your attention to the denture.
How will I take care of my prostheses?
Dentures should be brushed at least twice a day. Dentures should be removed from the mouth and cleaned with a hard-bristled toothbrush and liquid detergent. Liquid detergents are less abrasive than toothpastes, which can scratch dentures.
– Dentures should be brushed on a large bowl containing water or a damp cloth. Thus, the possibility of breaking the prosthesis in case of slipping and falling from your hand is reduced.
– Do not use commercial preparations to clean the stains on your prosthesis.
– As long as the dentures are not in the mouth, they should be protected in a container filled with non-hot water. Thus, they are prevented from drying out and undergoing dimensional changes.
– Do not use denture powders or other adhesives without consulting us. If you have any reason to think that an adhesive is necessary, please discuss this issue with us.
Will I also remove my new dentures at night when I go to bed?
– Prostheses should be removed from the mouth for at least 8 hours a day so that the supporting tissues can rest.
– Studies have shown that if the soft tissues and bone under your prosthesis are always under the pressure of the prosthesis for 24 hours, the melting extent and speed of these tissues increase. In other words, after the first week or two, it is appropriate to remove your prostheses while you sleep at night.
– Do not neglect your systematic medical inspections. Your general health condition affects your oral tissues and the resistance of these tissues and jawbones to dentures.
Periodic oral examinations are as valuable as those who do not use dentures. When your prosthesis becomes incompatible with your mouth, it may damage the supporting tissues without you realizing it. Wounds may occur in your mouth due to your prosthesis. You must come at least twice a year for the inspection examination.
SECTIONAL PROSTHESES (PARTIAL PROSTHESES)
If you have some of your own natural teeth in your mouth, your denture is a partial denture.
What is written under the heading “full dentures” is valid for those who use multiple partial dentures. In addition to these:
In addition to the prostheses, you should be even more meticulous in the cleanliness of your own teeth (especially the ones that have hooks on them). Because these teeth play a valuable role in the attachment and carrying of the prosthesis.