What is Denture?
Prosthetic tooth or denture is a method used to treat problems in teeth or gums and to replace missing teeth. It is seen by dentists as the future of dental care. The prosthetic tooth offers a long-term solution to tooth loss and can be used to replace missing teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Dentures are not a permanent solution for tooth loss as they can only be used for 8 hours at a time and can cause irritation in the mouth. Dental implants are permanently fixed to the bone and provide stability compared to dentures.
ABAY DENTAL CENTER determines the most suitable prosthetic tooth shape according to the dental structure and problems of the patients and informs the patients in detail.
What makes the prosthetic tooth different from other methods?
A denture is a type of prosthetic device that can replace partially or completely missing teeth. It is often used to replace missing teeth due to tooth loss, gum disease, or injury. Prostheses are of different types and shapes. The most common type is a “full denture”, which replaces all the teeth in an arch. A “partial denture” is a removable appliance that replaces some natural teeth.
As we age, our gums recede and our jawbone begins to shrink, which leads to tooth loss and makes it difficult for us to maintain healthy oral hygiene. Dentures can be helpful in this situation, as they provide an artificial replacement for lost teeth and can protect your remaining natural teeth from further damage from improper chewing or brushing habits.
How do you choose the right denture?
Choosing a denture can be a daunting situation for patients. There are many aspects to consider before making the right decision.
- Budget: The first thing to consider when choosing a denture is your budget. The cost of prostheses varies widely, but dental costs in Turkey are lower than in many countries. ABAY DENTAL CENTER, on the other hand, offers its patients quality service and affordable prices.
- Needs: Another issue to consider when choosing a denture is to consider which type of denture is most suitable for your lifestyle and needs. Ask yourself questions such as “Do I need a partial or full denture?”, “Do I need implants?”, “What material do I want my dentures made of?”
- Dental history: Finally, patients need to consider their dental history and any complications that may have resulted from previous dental treatments. For example, if you have any gum disease or tooth loss, a full denture may be a better choice for you. ABAY DENTAL CENTER conducts a detailed examination with specialist dentists for patients who have difficulty in making decisions on these issues.
How do you clean your dentures properly?
One of the most important ways to protect your dentures is to clean them properly. It is recommended to clean your dentures at least once a day, but it is better to do this after every meal. You should also brush your tongue and teeth for complete oral care. For this purpose, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for people who wear dentures. You should also rinse the denture with cold water or at least rinse it with mouthwash before putting it back in your mouth. Another way to take care of your dentures is to make sure they are always in the right place and stay clean. When storing your prostheses, you should put them in a protective sheath and use the appropriate cover for storage. If you have a dry mouth, you can chew gum instead of touching your dentures to a damp surface where bacteria can grow. ABAY DENTAL CENTER offers its patients detailed instructions about denture care.