The first meeting of the patient with the total prosthesis will be very troublesome. The most important reason for these problems is that he does not know how to use it and his mouth tissues are not ready for prosthesis. The tongue, lips and cheeks are made up of muscle. When the teeth are pulled, these gaps are filled by muscle tissues. When the prostheses are first attached, the prosthesis edges may be difficult for the first few days as they touch the areas filled by the muscles. Later, as the muscles get used to the prosthesis, it has an increasing effect on the retention of the prosthesis.
Prostheses support the lips and cheeks and correct the visual defects caused by bone loss. In addition, very aesthetic prostheses can be made with teeth selected suitable for the face. Although it is difficult to learn to eat with total prostheses, you can easily eat in a short time. In the beginning, chewing should be done double-sided with soft and small bites. When our brain learns to eat reflexively, chewing can be done easily.
There may be a problem with the voices because the tongue cannot get used to the prosthesis. You should not insist on saying the words that are problematic because over time these sounds get better. For the first few days, the tissues need to be worn for 24 hours to adapt. It should then be removed at night so that the tissues can rest. It is recommended for patients who do not want to remove it for a few hours during the day. Prosthesis adhesives can be used in prostheses with less bone support. There is no harm in using it when it is cleaned every evening and a new adhesive is applied every morning.
One of the problems I may encounter in prosthesis is that it is more difficult to get used to lower prostheses than upper prostheses. The tongue causes the lower prosthesis to move. Biting of the tongue, lips and cheeks is normal. The liquid to be taken with the meals will soften the foods and make the chewing process more comfortable.