Prosthodontics

Crowns and bridges

Hygiene
When cleaning the crown or bridge, special care and attention is required around the gums, where plaque and tartar can accumulate, which can be very difficult to remove. In addition to general cleaning products such as toothpaste and mouth wash, patients should also use dental floss and irrigators (devices that operate on the principle of water jets which massage the gums and clean hard to reach places and spaces between the teeth).

Food
It is advisable to avoid foods that may excessively abrade the crown or stick to the surface of the crown. As biting on metal objects is forbidden, one should also be careful when eating meals, and avoid knocking the crown with a metal cutlery.

Control
Visits to the dentist are mandatory every 6 months, treatment combined with hygiene procedures (scaling, sandblasting, fluoridation), and the treatment of new cavities.

Important
Crowns can be damaged as easily as your own teeth, such as when when biting on a very hard object. The force applied may be so great that a natural tooth might break, whilst the ceramics of a crown may get chipped. Bad habits such as pen chewing, fingernail biting and other improper habits of the teeth are therefore considered unfavorable.


Dentures

Beginnings are always difficult
During the first days and weeks with your new dentures your tongue and cheek muscles will need to adapt before they start to feel comfortable. Initially, some words may be hard to pronounce – it may help to read aloud and practice difficult words. It also takes time to get used to eating with new dentures and it’s best to start with soft food. Slow chewing and using both sides at once will help to keep the dentures in place. The older the patient, the longer it may take to get used to new dentures, especially if you’ve never used artificial teeth before. Initially, you may feel like there’s a foreign body in your mouth, but this discomfort has been overcome by millions of people in a similar situation. Give it time and you will eventually overcome.

How to care for dentures?
After every big meal dentures should be removed as soon as possible and cleaned of food debris. They should be cleaned thoroughly with a brush and special paste for cleaning dentures or ordinary soap. It is recommended to remove them at night, as wearing them around the clock can encourage the faster formation of a bacterial coating. In order to avoid damaging dentures when not worn, store them in a special container.

How often do you replace dentures?
Worn dentures may cause irritation and discomfort. Dentures should be replaced from time to time before problems arise. Patients with full dentures should regularly visit the dentist, to detect any possible early signs of infection and other changes in the dentures.

Enjoy a free consultation with our restorative dentist, who will design an individual treatment plan to give you that beautiful smile.


Recommendations after implant surgery
  1. After surgery, a cold compress is applied to the face in order to reduce any swelling, which is a natural sign of healing. Swelling may be worse on the 2nd or 3rd day after surgery and also if the patient remains lying down (supine position).
  2. Eating and drinking is only possible after complete recovery of all sensations in the anesthetized area.
  3. Avoid hot foods and liquids.
  4. It is forbidden to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol for two weeks.
  5. You should brush your teeth after every meal and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
  6. Wash your teeth with a soft brush, avoiding the treated site.
  7. It is advisable for the first few days to reduce speaking.
  8. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity until the stitches have been removed (7 – 10 days post surgery). They must also avoid the sauna or solarium and competitive sports for up to 4 weeks.
  9. Patient shouldn’t move their tongue about in the area of the implant.

Contact

StomaCare
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00-845 Warszawa

Tel. (22) 216 86 37
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mail: gabinet@stomacare.pl

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