Prosthetic Dental Treatment


The total denture, a type of dental prosthesis used to completely fill the gap caused by missing teeth, is preferred when all teeth are missing. These prostheses are attached as support to the jawbone and are generally used for the upper or lower jaw. Total dentures can be either permanent or temporary, depending on the loss of the jawbone. They are typically suitable for individuals with weak or completely toothless jawbones, addressing the aesthetic and functional issues caused by tooth loss.


Construction Process and How Many Check-ups are Needed: The construction process of total dentures typically takes 2-3 weeks. This period includes the time required for making the prosthesis based on measurements taken by the dentist and X-rays. During the construction process, the suitability of the prosthesis is checked, and necessary adjustments are made. In this process, it may be necessary to visit the dentist 2-3 times.


Ease of Use: It may take some time to get used to using total dentures, but generally, they are easy to use. There may be an adaptation period initially, but regular use and proper placement and removal will make it easier over time. Care should be taken when putting on and taking off the prosthesis, but this process will become easier over time.


Eating and Speaking: Learning to control functions such as eating and speaking during the use of total dentures is important. Difficulties that may arise initially will decrease over time. Additionally, some suggestions for using the prosthesis may include:


Start by using the prosthesis for short periods to aid in the adaptation process. Be slow and careful when placing and removing the prosthesis. While eating, firmly grasp the prosthesis and start chewing slowly. Rinse and clean your mouth frequently while using the prosthesis. If you experience pain or discomfort while using the prosthesis, consult your dentist.


Lifespan of Total Dentures: The lifespan of total dentures generally ranges from 8 to 15 years. This period can vary depending on an individual’s care, weight, and lifestyle. Regular maintenance allows the prosthesis to be used for a longer period. Regularly checking and cleaning the prosthesis is important.


These details provide information about the general features and use of total dentures. However, as individual circumstances may vary, it is important to consult with a dentist for detailed information and recommendations.

Will I get used to using full dentures?

Getting used to using full dentures takes some time and patience. Initially, there is an adjustment period for the dentures to feel comfortable in the mouth and be used naturally for activities such as speaking, eating, and drinking. However, over time, you will become more comfortable and natural with the dentures. Seeking professional support and following your dentist’s recommendations can make this adaptation process easier.

Can I comfortably eat with these dentures?

es, you can comfortably eat with dentures. However, you may experience some difficulties with certain foods during the initial adjustment period. It is recommended to work with a dentist or prosthodontist who can assist you in learning how to use the dentures. Additionally, regular check-ups and cleaning of your dentures are important. Since there may be some challenges in eating with complete dentures, here are some suggestions:

  1. Cut food into small pieces and eat slowly. This allows the dentures to grip better, requiring less force during the eating process.
  2. Choose soft and easily swallowable foods. For example, you can opt for rice, pasta, soft meats, and pureed textures.
  3. Start eating after washing and drying your dentures.
  4. Grip your dentures firmly while eating and start chewing your food slowly.
  5. Allocate more time for eating with your dentures. This reduces the force required during the eating process, providing a more comfortable experience.

If you encounter difficulties while eating, consult with your dentist to find alternative solutions.

Do Dentures Move While Eating?

Yes, dentures can move while eating. However, this is usually due to improper fitting or incorrect design of the dentures. If dentures are moving while eating, it should be addressed by correcting the fit or design of the dentures. Additionally, regular check-ups and proper cleaning of dentures can prevent them from moving. Therefore, if you experience any issues with your dentures, it is important to contact your dentist.

Will I be satisfied with the appearance of full dentures?"

The appearance of full dentures can vary based on personal preferences and the quality of the dentures. Full dentures typically aim to provide an aesthetic that resembles natural teeth, often mimicking the appearance of real teeth. However, individual aesthetic expectations differ.


Whether full dentures are aesthetically satisfying depends on the design, materials used, and the user’s personal perception. The dental technician or dentist responsible for creating your dentures should make efforts to design them to align with your personal preferences and facial features.


While some individuals may find full dentures aesthetically pleasing, others may not meet their expectations in this regard. Sharing your aesthetic expectations and concerns with the professional creating the dentures can lead to more satisfying results. Additionally, as you become accustomed to wearing dentures over time, you may find yourself more pleased with their appearance.

Precision Attachment Denture

“Precision Attachment Denture.” These dentures are connected to other teeth through special attachments placed in the area of tooth loss. These attachments secure the denture on the jaw more securely, providing a stable and secure fit. As a result, the denture mimics the user’s oral movements more naturally.

Advantages of precision attachment dentures may include:

  1. Secure Fit: The special attachments allow the denture to hold more securely on the jaw.
  2. Improved Aesthetics: Precision attachment dentures can be designed to match the area of tooth loss, providing an aesthetic appearance.
  3. Reduced Movement: The denture’s attachments can minimize movement within the oral cavity.
  4. Comfortable Use: A more secure fit and reduced movement contribute to a more comfortable user experience.

Precision attachment dentures are typically custom-designed by dentists and prosthodontists based on the patient’s needs and oral structure. The fabrication process and usage may require regular dental check-ups.

While these dentures can offer a more secure fit and improved aesthetics compared to other types of dentures, individual experiences and needs may vary.

The Differences Between Partial Dentures and Precision Attachment Dentures

Partial dentures and precision attachment dentures are two different types of prosthetics that provide solutions for individuals experiencing tooth loss. Here are some fundamental differences between these two types of prosthetics:

Partial Dentures:

Scope: Partial dentures are prosthetics placed in a specific area where tooth loss has occurred, completing the missing portion. Connection Points: They usually attach to natural teeth using metal clasps or other connection methods. Durability: They provide stability by relying on adjacent teeth next to the area of tooth loss. Aesthetics: Connection clasps or devices may be a cosmetic concern for some users. Adaptation Process: Users may experience an adaptation process initially when getting used to wearing the prosthesis.

Precision Attachment (Clip-on) Dentures:

Scope: Precision attachment dentures are prosthetics that attach to the area of tooth loss using special connections, providing a more secure grip. Connection Points: Special attachments (clips) secure the prosthesis to the jaw, ensuring a more stable hold. Durability: They offer a more secure grip, resulting in increased durability. Aesthetics: The design of the prosthesis can be specifically adjusted to provide an aesthetic appearance. Adaptation Process: A more secure hold and less movement can positively influence users’ adaptation to wearing the prosthesis.

Both types of prosthetics can benefit individuals experiencing tooth loss, but the preferred type of prosthesis generally depends on the individual’s specific needs, oral structure, and aesthetic preferences. Dentists conduct comprehensive assessments to determine the most suitable prosthesis for their patients, offering personalized solutions.



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