Temporary Dentures for Dental Implants
After Temporary Dentures.
These are the prostheses that are attached to the implant approximately 1 week after the implants are placed and can be taken on and off by the patient themselves.
WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED
Do not eat while under anesthesia:
During treatment, if anesthesia is used, eating should be avoided until numbness subsides because there is a possibility of accidentally biting and damaging soft tissues such as the tongue, lips, and cheeks. Beverages that are too hot or cold and can also harm soft tissues should be avoided.
Follow the doctor's nutrition plan:
The nutrition plan for these types of prostheses varies depending on the location of the implants, the size and type of the surgery, and the hardness of the bone. Therefore, there is no standard procedure for these types of prostheses, and the doctor makes different planning for each patient. Compliance with this planning is extremely important for the success of the implants.
If the doctor did not make a special nutrition plan:
If your doctor did not make a special planning, you can eat only the foods listed under the soft food section in the first 1.5 months when the jawbone and the implants have not yet fused. You can slowly transition to moderately hard foods after the second 1.5 months. After 3 months, all moderately hard foods can be eaten comfortably.
Do not bite with your front teeth:
NEVER BITE OR TEAR with your front teeth, and stay away from sticky substances such as gum and Turkish delight. When bitten with the front teeth, the back part of the prosthesis lifts up and disrupts the balance of the prosthesis.
Regularly maintain your prostheses:
Prostheses should be brushed with a toothbrush and liquid soap twice a day. For this, you can dissolve prosthesis cleaning tablets (such as Corega prosthesis cleaning tablet) in some water and wait for the recommended time by the company. Toothpastes can cause the prosthesis to scratch and increase the accumulation of bacterial plaque on it.
Regularly perform oral care:
Cleaning of the soft tissues inside the mouth is as important as cleaning the prosthesis. For this, you should definitely clean the soft tissues in your mouth, and metal parts on the implants if any, twice a day with a very soft brush. In addition, you can gargle for 1 minute twice a day (such as Listerine). Mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine are not recommended for use for more than 2 weeks because they can cause discoloration and taste disturbances. In addition to gargling, especially in the first 1-2 week period, you can also perform mechanical cleaning by moving your tongue over the operation area.
Clean your prosthesis after meals:
Although not very detailed, it is very useful to remove and rinse the prosthesis under running water and rinse your mouth, even if only with water, after every meal during the day.
Remove your prosthesis before going to bed:
Remove your prosthesis before going to bed, clean your mouth, and sleep without the prosthesis if you have only a few teeth left and if removing the prosthesis causes you to bite your palate. If you want to sleep with the prosthesis, consult your doctor and get approval.
If you use prosthesis adhesive:
If you use prosthesis adhesive (such as Corega cream), be sure to clean all soft tissues and prostheses from the adhesive (by brushing with warm water) before going to bed every night.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY OCCUR
If your prosthesis hurts
Ill-fitting and painful edges of the prosthesis may sometimes injure the gums in the surgical area and may harm the implants. If there is a painful situation like this, do not wear the prosthesis and come to our clinic without the need for an appointment.
You need to learn to speak again with your prosthesis. For this, try speaking out loud in front of a mirror every day from the first day, try reading a newspaper or magazine out loud. You will be able to speak much better in 2-4 weeks at the latest.
Abnormal saliva flow
Saliva flow may be too little or too much. This condition will return to normal within 2-3 days.
Prosthesis causing nausea
Massage the area where your upper palate meets your uvula with your index finger a few times a day for the first 2-3 days. In the following three days, do the same massage with a soft toothbrush with very little toothpaste. After these sessions, when you wear your prosthesis, touch the tip of your tongue to a little table salt and then put your prosthesis on. You will see that the feeling of nausea, which you thought would never go away, decreases significantly.
Prosthesis getting caught on the tongue and causing discomfort
If there are no sharp edges or corners, the tongue's adaptation to this new prosthesis will require a few weeks. If there is a situation that hurts the tongue, consult your doctor.
Prosthesis putting pressure on the teeth
In some cases, palate prostheses are attached to the natural teeth left in the mouth with a steel wire (crochet). In this way, the prosthesis remains in place more stable and does not move. If these wires are too tight, they may cause pain in the relevant tooth. Loosening these wires a little will solve the problem.