What Is Fixed Prosthesis?

In cases where several teeth are missing in the mouth, they are restoration types that we make use of adjacent teeth or implants.

What Are The Options For Fixed Prosthetic Materials?

It can be applied with and without Metal support.
  • Metal-backed fixed dentures show sufficient resistance to functional forces within the mouth, causing problems aesthetically and in some cases can negatively affect natural appearance. The most important reason for this is that the direct passage of light through the tooth is blocked by the metal. This is why resistant ceramics have been developed. Zirconium is the most current material used in this field.

What Are The Stages Of Fixed Prostheses?

The final form of fixed prosthetics involves a treatment of at least 4 sessions.
  • Preparation and measurement: after the restoration is prepared (reduced) to the thickness of the restoration to be applied, the precise measurement is taken. If an intervention is performed in this session, the measurement process can be left to the next session for gum healing. Color determination is made by the common decision of the patient and the physician.
  • Substructure rehearsal: the zirconium or metal substructure prepared on the Model is rehearsed in the oral environment.
  • Porcelain rehearsal: the stage before the end of restoration. The relationship of porcelain prepared in the laboratory with neighboring, opposite teeth and surrounding tissues is checked. The final approval of the patient is taken by checking the harmony of aesthetics and color. It is sent to the lab to be polished.
  • Lacquer and Simantation: the restoration performed in the laboratory is tried in the mouth for the last time, if there is no problem it is fixed on the tooth after the approval of the patient, the residues are cleaned after the adhesives Harden.
Patient information: all oral hygiene and care are directly effective on the life of restoration. The patient is informed if there are methods specifically required for bridges. An appointment is made for routine checkups.

Will I get used to my prosthetics?

It takes time to get used to prosthetics. Even in very well-made prosthetics, this situation varies from person to person. The new prosthesis will be foreign and large in the mouth. There will be a feeling of fullness on the lips and cheeks. The lower prosthesis is more difficult to get used to than the upper prosthesis because the lower prosthesis can move and dislodge more. The amount of saliva increases as a result of stimulation of the glands in the first days. This situation will pass over time.< / p>

Why do prosthetics strike?

As a result of the movement of the prosthetics sitting on soft tissues, there may be strokes in some parts, no matter how much care is given to the construction. The strokes should not be taken by the patient. The fact that he used his prosthetics for at least 9 hours before he came to the doctor allows the problem places to be seen.

Will I be able to eat normally with my prosthetics?

In this process, patients are advised to chew slowly with the right or left side, whichever side is more comfortable, without opening their lips and taking small bites. Soft foods should be eaten in the first days when dentures are inserted and should not be bitten with the front teeth. This causes the back of the prosthesis to move away from the tissues. The effect of the tongue, lips and cheeks on the control of the prosthesis is great. A patient who used prosthetics in the past is easier to get used to than a new patient. If the patient has been without teeth for a very long time, he or she may eat more comfortably than if he or she had dentures without teeth. But this is not healthy. After getting used to his prosthetics, he will be able to eat much more comfortably in his prosthetic state. It takes at least 4-6 weeks to be able to eat comfortably with total prosthetics. They should spend this time taking into account the recommendations of their physicians and be ‘determined’ that they will use their prosthetics. They should not give up immediately and remove the prosthesis. Because if they take out new ones and put on their old prosthetics at the slightest stroke, it may take them a long time to get used to their new prosthetics.

Will I be able to talk normally with my prosthetics?

Prosthetics can cause changes in the oral environment, such as difficulties in pronunciation of some sounds, albeit slightly. In this case, reading out loud and in front of the mirror should be done and words that cannot be said correctly should be repeated and tried to be normalized.

Will I use my prosthetics continuously for 24 hours?

Patients should be used continuously in the first days to get used to their prosthetics as soon as possible. However, prosthetics should not be worn at night, tissues should be rested, they should be left in water when removed to prevent drying and possible dimensional changes. This condition is very important for the health of the tissues. As the cheek rests on the pillow and the neuromuscular control mechanism weakens at night, it can cause dentures to come out of the mouth.

Should I use prosthetic adhesives?

Prosthetic adhesives should not be used continuously. There is no harm in short-term use when necessary. How to use these adhesives will be explained to you by your physician.

Will I be able to use my prosthetics for the rest of my life?

The use of prosthetics for life is out of the question. Although it is said that under Normal circumstances some procedures should be performed every five years, undoubtedly this period varies according to the patient. The reason that prosthetics cannot be used for life is the changes in living tissues. Over the years, the alignment of the prosthetics with the tissues deteriorates. Prostheses become abundant, begin to fall, it becomes difficult to eat. This has nothing to do with prosthetics. It is entirely the result of changes in living tissues. In this case, fill the inside of the prosthesis, the alignment of the base material completely changed or a new prosthesis should be made. The dentist will decide on this issue.< / p>

How Long Will it take for my prosthetics to be done?

The construction of movable prosthetics normally takes five sessions after the measurement. However, if necessary, the number of Sessions may increase. After the prosthesis is inserted, patients may need to come for a few more sessions to acclimate to the mouth. In this case,it may take 1-1, 5 months for a movable prosthesis to be completely finished and for the patient to be able to use the prosthesis. Patients should know that a certain period of time is required for making and adjusting.< / p>

Do I need to go to my dentist after I get used to my dentures?

Patients using Total prosthetics should be checked ‘every six months’, like people with natural teeth. The tissues under the prosthesis may vary depending on various factors. Over time, the prosthesis loses alignment with the tissues and may cause damage to the tissues until the patient realizes this condition. Various lesions may occur in the mouth related to or unrelated to the prosthesis. For this reason, patients using total prosthetics should be carefully examined by the physician at least twice a year.

Are there alternatives to classic movable prosthetics?

The most contemporary alternative of the classic movable dentures is implant-supported dentures. This is especially the case for lower total prostheses. With the Implant process, both retention and stability of the prosthesis increases. In order to apply these prostheses, which are higher in terms of cost, all local and systemic conditions must be appropriate. After examining you, the doctor will give you the necessary information.

When Can a fixed implant be made?

Are fixed dentures made on implants by specialists in one, several or all dental deficiencies and supported by implants.

When Should the implant be made?

They are made to increase the retention of the movable prosthesis in cases where sufficient number of implants cannot be made for completely toothless and fixed prosthetics. The stability and retention of the movable prosthesis increases with the placement of the implants in the sockets within the prosthesis., the patient is able to perform chewing and speech functions more effectively.

How many implants is required for a fixed prosthesis in a completely toothless patient?

According to the size of the jaw and the method of application 6-8 implant application in the upper and lower jaw is absolutely necessary for success.

How many implants is required for a movable prosthesis in a completely toothless patient?

According to the size of the jaw and the method of application at least 4 in the upper jaw and 2-4 in the lower jaw implant application must be for success it is necessary.