Tips and tricks

Protadent gives you tips and suggestions to keep your dentures in good condition and improve the quality of life. The hygiene of your dental prosthesis has a direct impact on your health. Our denturologist will give you relevant advice during a meeting.

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Clean your dentures every day to avoid the accumulation of plague that can cause stains on dentures and gum problems.

To clean your dentures, remove them and rinse them under water to dislodge any food particles.
Clean your dentures with a toothbrush with soft bristles and denture cleaner or a mild soap.

Household cleaners and ordinary toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures. Gently brush all surfaces of the prosthesis, also under the hooks, where the bacteria lodge. Rinse your dentures in clean water before putting them in your mouth.

Your gums change over time. Meaning that the bone of your jaws decreases in volume from year to year. This phenomenon is called bone resorption. It is therefore essential to have your dental prostheses checked by your denturologiste each year.

Do not wait to feel pain or discomfort to determine if your prosthesis is right for you. The absence of pain or discomfort is not a sign of whether or not your prosthesis is right for you.
The annual examination of your prostheses will allow the denturist to detect any current or future problem.

During this examination, the denturist can also clean and polish your prosthesis to restore its original luster. Indeed, when brushing your prostheses, or following the friction during chewing, the luster of your teeth crumbles and disappears little by little and this causes the buildup of tartar.

Removable dentures are designed and made by the denturologist: the artist of your image.

Adaptation
The experiment of several perssones porteusée of the dentures rélevève that it is normal to expect a period of adaptation of approximately 3 weeks.

The experience of several perssones suggests that it is normal to expect an adaptation period of about 3 weeks.

Chewing
The first meals you eat may seem painful to you.
Be fearless: you will gradually adapt to your new prosthesis.
However, we advise you to chew slowly and for a long time.

The ups and downs of your lower prosthesis!
You will notice that your lower prosthesis causes you more discomfort than your upper prosthesis. Once again, Cola is perfectly normal. This discomfort is mainly due to two major disadvantages:

The lack of stability due to the condition of your lower gum
The constant movement of your tongue, which is particularly sensitive to any change in your mouth. Do not flirt, you will soon adapt to it.
Nausea!
Unfortunately, wearing a new prosthesis may cause nausea. In principle, this discomfort should disappear a few hours after the installation of your prosthesis, or at most in a few days. If your nausea persists, you must, without fail, consult your denturologist.

The night
In principle you should remove your dental prosthesis to sleep to allow your gums to relax and oxygenate.
Store your prosthesis in a closed container filled with warm water or a soaking solution. Your deturist should explain to you during a meeting.

If you do not want to remove your prosthesis when you go to bed, it is important to give yourself a break at least once a day.

To maintain good oral health, optimize your comfort and meet your aesthetic requirements, here are some tips from your denturist for regular maintenance of your partial denture, complete or prosthesis overlay implants.

Brushing
Gently brush your prosthesis after each meal. Pay attention to the interdental spaces and places where your gums touch.

Use a soft bristle brush that allows you to reach every nook and cranny of your prosthesis. You can use a gel, a non-abrasive paste, or just a mild soap, for easy cleaning.

Rinsing
Before putting it back in the mouth or soaking it, always rinse your dental prosthesis thoroughly, under a clear and warm water. It is recommended to rinse your mouth frequently to get rid of bacteria that abound. Your breath will keep more freshness.

Remember that salt water has a significant therapeutic effect.

Soaking
Prolonged exposure of your prosthesis in the open air can discolor it and dry the acrylic, making it more fragile. When you remove it for the night, store the prosthesis in a closed container filled with warm water.

Polishing
Inexpensive step achieved in a few minutes, polishing is recommended on the basis of 1 to 2 times a year.

The immediate prosthesis may be the most advantageous solution for a first dental prosthesis. The biggest advantage is that you can put it in the mouth as soon as natural teeth are extracted.

It is essential that your denture be designed by your denturologist before extracting one or more of your teeth to ensure maximum comfort.

Benefits

Several advantages are associated with choosing an immediate dental prosthesis, including better protection of the oral tissues, less bleeding and a uniform healing. The prosthesis will also help you to pronounce and chew better. The transition between your natural teeth and your prosthesis will be done more smoothly.

Hygiene

It is best to adopt certain habits for the maintenance and hygiene of your dentures.

  • Clean the prosthesis after each meal to prevent tartar build-up. To preserve the shine of the prosthesis, use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Remove the prosthesis every night and soak it in a cleaning solution overnight.
  • Brush your gums and tongue with a soft bristle brush.
  • Plan an annual visit to your denturist to clean your prosthesis and check your oral tissues.

Attempting to glue a prosthesis yourself may make it irreparable thereafter. To repair a dental prosthesis, the denturist uses not glue (usually toxic), but rather an acrylic suitable for the damage of your prosthesis .

In some cases, it will be impossible to reuse the same broken tooth. A porcelain tooth is more brittle than an acrylic tooth.

A repaired dental prosthesis is more fragile mainly because the plastic of your prosthesis loses strength over time. Your denturist is an expert in dental prostheses; he will find a solution for you and will communicate you the recommendations of use.

Do you have trouble eating?
Your gums no longer tolerate raw vegetables?
Your prosthesis moves and hurts you frequently?
Your gums atrophy more and more?

You may be ready for a prosthetic implant.

Implants are nothing more or less than artificial tooth roots on which your dental prosthesis is attached, allowing you to regain effective and comfortable chewing. Installed by an implantology surgeon, the few implants that serve as an anchor for your prosthesis give all the desired stability.

The entire process takes almost six months. First of all, two minor surgeries are performed under local anesthesia. They do not cause more pain than some extractions.

After 10 days allocated for healing, you can postpone your prosthesis with a temporary cushion.

Four months later, a second operation will position the part of the implant that will be visible in the mouth and support your removable prosthesis.

The cost of a dental prosthesis on implants is not covered by Medicare. On the other hand, this investment in your quality of life is tax deductible, so more adorable than it seems at first sight. in any case, it is first and foremost the expertise of the “dental surgeon-denturist” team that must guide your choice in order to guarantee your health.