Dentures are dental pieces that can replace one to all missing teeth. They are made of pink, transparent acrylate or acrylate and a metal part.
After the prosthesis fitting session, the patient must return to the office the next day and after 7 days for touch-up and check-up.
In the first few days you may feel discomfort or pain, but this can be normal and should gradually disappear. In order to adapt more easily to the prosthesis, the patient must wear it, speak as much as possible, chew bilaterally and eat soft foods at first.
If the pain persists or becomes more severe, the dentist should be contacted immediately. In some cases, dentures may require adjustments or repairs. Fitting dentures is an important process to ensure their comfort and functionality. Fitting them can be a difficult experience for some patients, but there are some tips and methods that can help facilitate this process and properly maintain the prosthesis at home.
To maintain the denture it is important that it is cleaned daily with a soft toothbrush and a special cleaning solution for dentures. It is recommended to avoid the use of hot water or other substances that can damage the prosthesis.
It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene by cleaning your teeth and gums regularly with a toothbrush and floss. Also, hard and sticky foods that can damage or dislodge dentures should be avoided.
In conclusion, annually, the patient wearing dentures must return to the office to check its adaptation to the gums, the bite and its integrity. The doctor will sanitize the prosthesis in the office or, if necessary, send it to the laboratory to fill it with material if the gum and bone change volume.
Article made by Dr. Valentin Popescu – Dentist, prosthetist, master implantology