All artificial materials which are prepared for the restoration of the functions of the lost teeth due to various reasons such as chewing, speaking and aesthetic appearance are called dental prosthesis.
Tooth and bone loss is observed when gum diseases cannot be treated. With dental prosthesis, this type of gum problems in oral health are also eliminated. In addition to oral health gained with dental prostheses, quality of life also increases.
How Many Types of Dental Prosthesis Are There?
– Fixed Dental Prostheses: These are dental prostheses like crowns and bridges that cannot be removed by the patient.
– Removable Dental Prostheses: These are dental prostheses that can be removed by the patient at any time.
– Total Dental Prosthesis: It is applied in cases where all teeth are missing.
– Partial Dental Prosthesis: It is applied in case of partial tooth deficiency. Partial dental prostheses are attached to the teeth with nails and hooks.
– Dental Dentures with Precision Retainers: It is applied in case of partial tooth deficiency. Dental prostheses with precision retainers have an aesthetic apparatus that is invisible from the outside.
– Implant Prostheses:
1- Fixed: Bridges or crowns made with implant support.
2- Mobile: Total prosthesis-like prosthesis made with implant support.
Cleaning of removable dentures
To maintain the health of the tissue under the prosthesis and to prevent infections, regular dental prosthesis care is essential.
– Remove food residue after washing by washing your dental prosthesis with water.
– Before you go to bed, brush your teeth with toothpaste or denture care products.
– Do not use abrasive materials for brushing your dental prosthesis.
– Brush your dental prosthesis with a normal toothbrush or a special dental prosthesis brush.
Clean your dental prosthesis care weekly with an effervescent denture cleaning tablet.