The implant prostheses consist of a prosthesis which is secured with screws or cement on the implants that have been placed before. These implants must have passed the stage of osseointegration, ie, which are attached to the jaw bone properly. The objective of the implant prosthesis is to improve oral aesthetics and preserve the health of the mouth.
Requirements for implant prosthetics
Before placing a prosthesis of this type is necessary to ensure that the patient meets all the minimum requirements for the procedure. Some of the requirements are:
- Good oral health.
- Good quantity and quality of bone.
- Good anatomical structures adjacent teeth.
Each patient will need to talk to your dentist to explain expectations and that the specialist can assess whether or not comply. Placing an implant is not a simple task and there are many aspects to consider before starting procecimiento. Fully trust your dentist and ask all the questions you may before taking clear as what to do and what the result will be much quieter.
Maintenance of implant prostheses
A dental prosthesis collaboration goes well both the dentist and the patient is required. The specialist will be responsible for doing things correctly during the procedure, but after implant placement is the patient who must comply with the advice of the dentist. It will be especially important to follow a careful hygiene.
Does it feel with a dental prosthesis
After placement of the prosthesis will be a space of time that can vary from days to weeks in which the patient will need to get used to the new tooth. It is normal to feel some pressure and you have trouble saying certain words (depending on which tooth is implanted). However, these minor annoyances pass in time and in few days you forget to wear a denture.
Some patients say in the early days notice:
- Difficult to pronounce some sounds.
- Pressure on the tooth.
- Sensation of a foreign body
- Increased salivation
- That bite on the cheeks or tongue.
Advice on implant dentures
It is recommended that the first days softer and soft foods that do not need much bite force as natural teeth have the ability to control the force applied to them, but the same cannot be eaten with implants and may more force account is made at first.
Good hygiene is also recommended, with special attention to the new prosthesis. No need to do much more than when we brush our teeth regularly but it is to be complied with strictly. We suggest:
- Rinse denture toothbrush normally used.
- Use dental floss or interdental brushes, carefully.
- You can use mouthwash without alcohol.
- Use toothpaste without fluoride (damaged ceramics).
- We recommend using dental irrigators to remove debris that remain after brushing.
Revision of implant prosthetics
You must go to the dentist for the revision of dentures. The dentist is responsible for checking that work correctly, you have not moved or shifted from the place and have not been damaged oral tissues. Normally, the first revision is usually a week after placement and then, depending on the specialist, once in 1-3 months. After this, it is normal only take place every year.
Problems with prostheses on implants
Sometimes we can find a number of problems, but usually do not normally occur. When given, the most common problems are:
- Fracture of the prosthesis
- Inflammation of the gums
- Loosening of the prosthesis or fall.
If you think you can be a one of these problems occurred, contact your dentist immediately for assistance.