In our daily life, we may have to lose our teeth, which increases our quality of life, for various reasons. We apply removable dental prosthesis treatment to our patients in our clinic in order to regain the function of our lost teeth and to return to our old state in terms of aesthetics. Therefore, while the oral health, which has been lost to a large extent, is restored, individuals who have to live with missing or destroyed teeth in the society are also supported psychologically. Because individuals who have to live their lives in this way, even for a short time, first of all forget to laugh.
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In the case of missing one or more teeth, our patients who cannot apply implant treatment for various reasons may have removable prostheses made to regain their aesthetic appearance and oral functions. Such prostheses are called removable prostheses, as they can be removed and fitted by the patient himself.
- Total Prosthesis
- Partial Prosthesis
- Immediate Prosthesis
It is a type of prosthesis made to the entire lower or upper jaw in cases where all teeth are missing (complete edentulous). Therefore, the chewing habit that our patient lost due to the absence of teeth is regained, as well as speech disorder and aesthetic problems are eliminated.
They are types of prosthesis that are attached to other healthy teeth in the mouth with the help of metal holders in cases of partial edentulism. Thanks to this prosthesis, not only the teeth, but also the supporting tissues, the amount of which are reduced due to bone resorption, are completed. A correctly planned prosthesis also tolerates some wrinkles and collapses in the soft tissues that occur especially in the lip and cheek areas of the patient with age.
In cases where all the main teeth need to be extracted, if the patient does not want to be toothless, prosthesis can be made as soon as the natural teeth are extracted, called ‘immediate prosthesis’. When the patient’s gums and soft tissues heal, the patient’s permanent prostheses are started to be made.
The making of removable prostheses takes approximately 5-6 sessions and approximately 10 days for impressions and various rehearsals. Some indentations may occur when first installed. After the indentations were removed, the patient had a certain adjustment period. After the patient gets used to it, it acts like their natural teeth.
Since they are removable prostheses, their use is more difficult than other prostheses. It can be easily placed and removed in the lower and upper jaws, but the comfort and chewing efficiency of the fixed prosthesis should not be expected.
Cleaning of removable dentures is done under running water with the help of toothpaste and brush. It can be cleaned with special cleaning brushes for removable dentures as well as with normal toothbrushes. In addition, there are cleaning tablets of some brands, the prosthesis can be cleaned by keeping the prosthesis in a tablet thrown into a suitable container.
Removable prostheses should be cleaned carefully, and cleaning should never be done with boiling water. At night, the prosthesis should be removed from the mouth and stored in a special container. In addition to these, it should be noted that it is fragile in case of dropping it while putting it on or cleaning it.
Removable prostheses serve for many years when provided with good care and hygiene. In cases of losing weight or osteoporosis, the prosthesis may become over the years.
Getting used to removable prostheses is related to patient’s psychology and time. As time passes, it becomes easier to get used to the prosthesis. Generally, the patient accepts the prosthesis in a month and life becomes easier with the prosthesis.
Although getting used to eating with new prostheses varies from person to person, sometimes it may take up to 1 month to get used to it. In order to get through this process quickly, the following points should be considered:
• Chewing the food slowly without opening the lips
• In the beginning, chewing the food with both sides of the mouth
• Taking small bites
• Prefering soft foods such as pasta, vegetable dishes, and rice on the first days of the prosthesis until the muscles get stronger
• In the slightest indentation, it is absolutely necessary to go to the doctor and make a correction.
• You should be determined and not give up in order to get used to the newly made removable prosthesis. If you have a prosthesis that you have used before, do not use your old prosthesis to avoid the problems you experience during the period of getting used to the new prosthesis. You should try to get used to the new prosthesis persistently.
If the amount of bone in the lower and upper jaws is not sufficient, the prosthesis’ retention and stabilization will decrease, and the prosthesis may move while eating. In this case, special adhesives can be used.