Full denture

In today’s dentistry, there are many methods to fix tooth defects. The healthiest and most correct of these will be selected by your dentist, taking into account the position, the number of tooth defects, the condition of other tissues and your general health.

Total and full denture: If all teeth in the mouth have been lost, a full denture is used.

In recent years, full dentures made by and with the support of implants in the jawbone have made patients feel like they are chewing their own teeth and are therefore often preferred.


  1. Wearing the prosthesis in the mouth appears rather strange and large at the beginning. A feeling of fullness will be felt on the lips and cheeks.

  2. The lower prosthesis will move more and also pop out. It is more difficult to get used to the lower prosthesis than to the upper prosthesis.

  3. The amount of saliva usually increases in the first few days as a result of stimulation of the glands. This situation will go away over time.

  4. Getting used to wearing prostheses can take some time but is not a big problem. Read aloud and try to repeat words that are not pronounced correctly until you can pronounce them normally.

  5. It takes at least 4-6 weeks to be able to eat normally with full dentures.

  6. The patient should first chew soft foods that are divided into small pieces. If the right or left side is more comfortable, chew slowly with that side without opening your lips and eating small bites.

  7. It should never be bitten with full front dentures, especially in the first few weeks. This causes the back of the prosthesis to move away from the tissue.

  8. The tongue, lips and cheeks have a great influence on the control of the prosthesis. If the patient has used prostheses in the past, it is possible to get used to them quickly and easily. Otherwise it takes a while.

  9. If the patient has been toothless for a very long time, the patient can eat toothlessly much more easily and comfortably than with a prosthesis. However, this is really not a healthy form. After you get used to your prostheses, however, you can eat much more conveniently and effectively.

  10. For a person who has never used a prosthesis before, it is much more difficult to wear a prosthesis for the first time and to get used to it.

  11. Because the prosthesis sits on soft tissue and moves during operation, bumps may appear in some places, regardless of how carefully you take care of it. The patient should absolutely go to the dentist on the days when the patient is asked to come so that the prosthesis can be corrected. It is not correct that the bumps are attempted to be corrected by the patient himself.

  12. The patient should have worn their prosthesis for at least 9 hours before going to the doctor to remove the bulging areas. This period only shows the bulging areas.

  13. Prostheses should not be worn at night to allow the tissue to rest. This is very important for tissue health. Young people who are unable to remove their prostheses at night should let their oral tissues relax at a convenient time during the day. In addition, the use of prostheses at night can cause such controversial prostheses to come out of the mouth due to the support of the cheek against the pillow and the weakening of the neuromuscular control mechanism.

  14. The patient should be determined to use the prosthesis. The patient should try to keep the prosthesis in the mouth as long as possible. This is particularly important in the beginning. It is therefore recommended not to remove the prosthesis from your mouth at night when you use it for the first time.

  15. The surrounding tissue around the prosthesis will work much more normally after a few weeks.

  16. If the prosthesis is removed at night, it should be placed in the water. This prevents drying out and ensures that no dimensional changes are possible.

  17. 35% of patients keep their tongues pulled back in the back area. People using prostheses should get used to holding their tongue a little in the front area. This also contributes to the stability of the lower prosthesis.

  18. Patients with full dentures should be examined regularly, as with people with natural teeth. The tissue under the prosthesis can vary depending on various factors. This situation is also related to the general state of health of the patient. Over time, the prosthesis loses its compatibility with the tissue. By the time the patient realizes this situation, the tissue may already be severely damaged. Various lesions can occur in the mouth, which may or may not be related to the prosthesis. For this reason, patients using a full denture should be carefully examined by the dentist at least once a year.

  19. New prostheses that press against the tissue and cause a general feeling of tightness are completely normal and will be corrected by the dentist over time or will go away spontaneously. Therefore, the patient should be patient and fight against them with his own will old prostheses can no longer be worn. In this case, the retention of old prostheses can even be taken into account in practice. However, the doctor should also examine the patient frequently to ensure that the new prostheses do not press against the tissue.

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