It may take time to get used to the total prosthesis (full palate) that you have just started using. To get full efficiency from your prosthesis, you need to be very patient in the first days and maintain your relationship with your dentist.
You should eat soft foods when you first start using it.
You should chew the food in small bites and on both sides
The lower palate prostheses can play with cheek and tongue movements. When you start to get used to the prosthesis, you can keep it in place with cheeks, lips and tongue muscles.
When you start using upper palate prostheses, the prosthesis may fall into your mouth. With swallowing movements, you can ensure that the upper prosthesis adheres better to the palate.
If one of the jaws is a partial prosthesis, the clasps (hooks) should be removed by seeing them in front of the mirror for the first few days. Removal of the prosthesis should be done by using the thumb on the upper jaw, the index finger on the upper jaw. The crochets (hooks) on the right and left teeth should be pulled up and lower on the upper jaw.
In the first days, prostheses can create wounds in the soft tissues of the jaw. The prosthesis must be removed from the long edges of the prosthesis to heal the wounds formed. For this reason, it should not be expected by thinking about getting used to, and complaints should be explained to the dentist as soon as possible.
Care and Cleaning of Dentures
If the long-term and best use of prosthes
es are desired, cleanliness should be given importance and should be removed by mouth after each meal, and cleaned thoroughly with a brush.
Clear water or soapy water is suitable for this process. Dentures cleaned in the evening should be left in a glass of clean water and should be worn in the morning.