Prosthetic teeth are artificial teeth and gums created by your dentists to replace missing natural teeth. If you have lost your natural teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or any impact on the face, prosthetic teeth to replace your missing teeth will benefit your appearance and health. Prostheses; they can be complete or partial, that is, they can replace all teeth in the upper or lower gum line or replace several missing ones. They are firmly seated on the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by cavities.
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking. Another problem is that the gap left by a missing tooth means more strain on the teeth on both sides. This space will affect your chewing and bite food. Because the teeth next to the cavity can bend down here, change the way the upper and lower teeth bite. This can then lead to food filling, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Correctly fitted denture teeth have numerous benefits such as improving speech, increasing eating abilities and confidence. It can also help prevent your face from sagging over time and can protect your remaining teeth. These prostheses will be specially designed to fit your mouth according to your needs and will visually match your existing teeth. There are three main ways to replace missing teeth:
Partial Denture Teeth:
It is preferred to fill the gaps left by only one or more teeth. These prostheses are firmly seated on the gum line and are usually attached around their remaining healthy teeth to prevent them from coming off. All of them can be plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. There will be clips to help you keep both types of dentures in your mouth.
Dentures that are not permanently fixed can be easily removed during cleaning and sleep.
Complete Prosthetic Teeth:
Complete dentures are dentures that replace all your natural teeth. Complete dental prostheses, which are made after the teeth are removed and the gum tissue begins to heal, are ready to be placed in the mouth after approximately eight to twelve weeks. However, to prevent you from getting toothless during this time, suitable temporary teeth will be placed in your mouth.
The most suitable type of prosthetic tooth will be chosen for you according to the health of the teeth in your mouth.
Implant Supported Dental Prostheses:
They are dental prostheses fixed on the jaw by dental implants. It is used if one or more teeth are missing. Since it is made without harming the healthy teeth in the mouth, it gives very reliable results.
How to Care for Dental Prostheses?
Although it is difficult to get used to dental prostheses in the beginning, it is compatible with time. It is recommended that you wear the prosthetic teeth at all times, including while you sleep.
After getting used to your teeth, sleeping by removing your prostheses at night will relax your gums. Prostheses should be kept moist in this process; It can be put in a wet cotton or water-filled container. This will prevent your prosthesis from drying out and deforming.
All denture teeth should be cleaned daily, just like normal teeth. Although dentures are made up of artificial teeth, bacteria, plaque and tartar can accumulate on them; it can harm your healthy teeth and gums. It is recommended to brush your teeth with a suitable toothpaste in the morning and evening.
Uncleaned denture teeth can impair your oral health. You can also use denture cleaning tablets for your removable dental prostheses.
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