What is Prosthesis (Teeth) Teeth?
It is an artificial material that replaces the teeth that have been lost for various reasons, which allows the chewing, aesthetic and speech functions of the person to be restored.
What is the purpose of prosthetic teeth?
Prosthesis is the aim of the teeth to restore the function of chewing, aesthetics and speech lost by the person. Thus, the loss of oral health is restored and, at the same time, the individual living in the community is supported psychologically and the quality of life is raised.
What are the types of prostheses?
They are prostheses that are affixed to teeth or teeth that are present in the mouth that the patient can not remove.
Kuron Prostheses (Coatings):
Restoring a large fill without enough dental support is a coating applied on teeth to prevent the breakage of weak teeth or re-aesthetics of fractured, deformed or changed teeth.
Dentures or teeth that are lost for any reason are prostheses made by supporting the teeth on both sides.
Implantable Prostheses: These are crown or bridge prostheses made by supporting titanium implants placed in the patient’s jawbone.
Fixed dentures are prostheses that can be applied by the patient himself or herself, applied in excess of tooth deficiencies.
Total Prosthesis (palate):
It is the patient’s jawbone and soft tissue covering prosthesis that is applied when all teeth are missing.
Partial (skeleton) Prostheses:
They are the prostheses that are applied in situations where a part of the teeth in the mouth is lost, applied with support from teeth still in the mouth. To receive support from these teeth, either metal braids (hooks) are used, or delicate dentures that provide a more aesthetic appearance are preferred.
They are removable prostheses made of titanium screws (implants) placed in the jawbone.
How is Prosthetic Cleansing and Maintenance done?
Daily cleaning and care of the prosthesis is important in terms of aesthetic appearance, prevention of irritation of the gums and elimination of the mouth odor.
Fixed dentures: We should clean our teeth at least twice a day, especially after breakfast and before brushing at night and flossing once with a floss. Food waste that may be trapped under bridge prostheses may cause gingivitis and mouth odor, and specially designed teeth and bridges should be cleaned. Hard food such as nuts, peanuts and shells can be dipped into the coatings, causing the coatings to break and shortening the period of use.
After meals, the prosthesis should be removed, the mouth shaken, the prosthesis washed and then reattached. The prosthesis should be brushed at least once a day with toothbrush, toothpaste or prosthetic care products.