Initial maintenance of dental prostheses is most important to extend the shelf life of them. Of course, to use them for a longer period of time a significant role in addition to maintenance, the prosthesis itself and its quality of work is affected.
Teeth are certainly one of the things that many do not want to talk about much, especially about wearing dentures. Dental prostheses, unlike in the past, are increasingly worn and become a normal part of everyday life.
Dentists will explain everything you need to know about them and their maintenance and cleaning, but many times we forget the basic rules.
Maintaining and hygiene is important to prevent tooth decay and caries or inflammation of the gums.
The denture should be removed 6 to 8 hours a day, except when wearing fixed dentures. This is desirable because of the fact that our mouth needs to rest.
The basic rule for proper hygiene and maintenance of the denture is the daily removal of the bacteria deposits that have accumulated during the day between the denture and the teeth.
Once a week you need to thoroughly clean your denture with a toothbrush.
If you do not clean it regularly then you may have an unpleasant odor from your mouth, as well as any gum inflammation that none of us want.
If the denture is damaged or broken it should not be used at all, as mucosal lesions in the mouth may occur.
Maintenance of removable dentures
The removable dentures with a toothbrush should be cleaned after each meal or at least twice a day, in the same way as brushing your teeth.
Simply put, after each removal of the denture, it should be cleaned before the next one is inserted, and the teeth should also be washed and maintained regularly.
When you do not wear the denture, put it in a glass with a disinfectant. When you do not wear the denture, the mouth rests and the bloodstream is restored.
There are also pills or pills that help prevent bacteria and disinfection of the prosthesis itself. Always wash the prosthesis with water before reinserting it.
Non-removable fixed dentures
Special attention should be paid to this type of prosthesis. The prosthesis can be cleaned with a soft brush and ordinary toothpaste, with gentle circular movements.
Pay attention to the angle at which you hold the brush it should be 45 degrees for best results when cleaning the denture.
Special round prosthetic brushes should be used for effective cleaning between the teeth and the lower part of the denture.
Better still if you use a piece of dental floss. After you have cleaned the denture, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to prevent gum inflammation.
Mouth rest 6 to 8 hours
The prosthesis should be removed 6 to 8 hours a day, except for fixed prostheses that require non-stop wear.
Removing the prosthesis allows the gums and mouth to rest as needed, and to allow normalization of blood flow.
And the day to rest the prosthesis depends on the advice of the dentist about which period you should wear it.
Be careful with them when using them
Prostheses are not cheap, they can be very easily broken or damaged, so care should be taken.
Preventively when placing the prosthesis, it is best to put a towel or something in front of you if you accidentally fall into the wrong position.
Damaging as already mentioned, it is best to use soft brushes to prevent damage.
The prosthesis should fit well when used
When wearing a dental prosthesis one of the most important things is to fix it.
If you do not fit it as you have been told in the dental office, you will not have the effect it should achieve with its use. There are also tools such as gluing and firming cream.
Ideal tool when you can not fit the denture nicely. It is a natural base, without preservatives and taste, and simply applied.
Prosthetic strengthening cream
As well as the question of excellent fixative, tasteless, adhesives to the prosthesis. Because it has no taste, does not bother when consuming food, and does not change the taste of drinks and food.
It leaves no space between the prosthesis and gums.
Thus preventing any buildup of food and inflammation of the gums and mouth.
Regular consultation with your dentist
The dental prosthesis is great for teeth, but over time it can loosen. This is due to the fact that the gums and bones in the mouth are constantly changing.
It can change its proper position, which is a problem. When you notice the following signs, it will be a sign that you should go to your dentist:
- You feel pain and discomfort in your mouth.
- When you wear the prosthesis you hear certain sounds.
- Do you have difficulty when eating?
- When you speak you realize that you have difficulties.
And if you have none of these signs, after 3 years you should certainly go to the dentist for a check to see if your prosthesis is okay, he will advise you if you can still use it or need a new one.