The wearing of a dental prosthesis is a real event because many behaviors must be modified to adapt to it. Feeding requires a longer or shorter adaptation time. The same is true of articulation of words and pronunciation. All that is done orally requires progressive regularization when the prosthesis is placed.

Small bites are needed at the beginning

A strange feeling of having your mouth filled with cardboard can occur as soon as the dental prosthesis is introduced. This impression will be maintained at mealtimes.

To take the time to adapt, and especially avoid strangling too, you must start with small bites. Chewing calmly will allow the natural phenomenon of salivation. As the mouth gets used to the prosthesis, the discomfort will subside. It may take a few days, during which patience and serenity are the best allies of the patient. In any case, chewing on both sides is useful for balancing the use of the jaw.

 Some foods should be avoided

Given the special composition of the resin that constitutes the false gum of the dental prosthesis, there are specific categories of foods that should be avoided. This is true for all foods with a consistency that is more or less sticky (caramel, chewing gum, nougatine). Small seeds (such as tomatoes, sesame) are also discouraged because they can seep between the prosthesis and the gum or palate and cause irritation. Dental Treatment hospitals recommend not to bite too hard food (sweets, bones); it may break or prematurely deteriorate false teeth. Beware of extremely cold or icy temperatures and excessively hot (hot) temperatures.

Ensure rigorous hygiene of the dental prosthesis

Wearing a dental prosthesis requires as much cleanliness as with natural teeth or more. Indeed, the prosthesis must be cleaned after each meal: it is essential to avoid the accumulation of food debris, source of tartar and bad breath. Carefully brush the prosthesis and rinse cleanly before reintroducing it. In case of the fixed prosthesis (bridge, crown, inlay), it is also essential to clean it at the same time as the teeth to which it clings.

According to dental treatment hospitals in India:

•    After each meal, rinse your dentures and mouth with lukewarm water;

•    Clean your dentures over a sink containing a little water because if you inadvertently escape them, you are much less likely to break them;

•    Never use too much hot or boiling water, as excessive heat could cause prostheses to deform;

•    Do not use bleach as this product burns the prostheses and they become whitish and brittle;

•    When removing your dentures for the night, always put them in a container of the "polythene" filled with water because the prostheses made with acrylic materials can dry out or become deformed. Moreover, it is unpleasant to wear a dry prosthesis because it then sucks saliva out of the mouth;

•    Some medications may stain your dentures; in such cases, it is good to consult dental treatment hospitals in Delhi.  

Should we wear prostheses at night?

It is wrong to claim that one should never remove one's prostheses. It is best to remove them to sleep to allow tissues to oxygenate and return to their normal state during the night.

Dental treatment hospitals in India advise you to massage your gums with your fingers or better, with a soft toothbrush.