Total Prosthesis

Total Prosthesis

The first acquaintance of the patient with the total prosthesis will be quite difficult. Especially not knowing how to use it and not being ready for the prosthesis of the oral tissues are the most important reasons for these problems. The tongue, lips and cheeks are made up of muscle. When the teeth are extracted, these gaps are filled by muscle tissues. When dentures are first fitted, the first few days may be difficult because the edges of the dentures touch the places filled by the muscles. Later, as the muscles get used to the prosthesis, it has an effect that increases the retention of the prosthesis.

Prostheses correct the visual disturbances caused by bone loss by supporting the lips and cheeks. In addition, very aesthetic prostheses can be made with teeth selected for the face. Although it is difficult to learn to eat with total dentures, it can be easily eaten in a short time. Initially, it should be chewed on both sides with soft and small bites. When our brain learns to eat reflexively, chewing can be done easily. There may be a problem with the sounds due to the tongue not getting used to the prosthesis. Words that have problems with pronunciation should not be insisted on, because over time these sounds will improve. For the first few days, the tissues need to be worn for 24 hours to adapt. It should then be removed at night for the tissues to rest. It is recommended to remove it for a few hours during the day for patients who do not want to remove it at all. Denture adhesives can be used in prostheses with low bone support. There is no harm in using it when it is cleaned every evening and a new adhesive is applied every morning.

One of the problems that I may encounter in prosthesis is that it is more difficult to get used to lower prostheses than upper prostheses. The tongue causes the lower prosthesis to move. Biting the tongue, lips and cheek is normal. The liquid to be taken with meals will soften the food and make the chewing process more comfortable.

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