Problems occurring following insertion & their solution
LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS HABITUATION EATING HABITS SPEECH HOME CARE FOR THE DENTURES
1.HABITUATION Initially the denture will feel strange & bulky in the mouth & will cause, fullness of lips & cheeks. Patient’s appearance with the denture will become more natural with time. Patient’s mouth & tongue has to get adjusted to the denture, also there will be increased salivation, which will be reduced subsequently.
2.EATING HABITS It may be difficult to adjust as patient has been without teeth for a long period of time. First few days pt is instructed not to chew hard food avoid sticky food Pt is asked to try to chew on both side with the back teeth Pt is asked not to drink water by lifting the tumbler but drinking by sipping.
3. SPEECH Speaking with the dentures normally requires some practise. Patient is asked to read aloud and repeat the words those which are difficult to pronounce. With passage of time pt’s speech with denture will be better than without denture.
4. HOME CARE FOR THE DENTURES Pt is asked to clean the denture with soft brush, specially made for denture & keep cloth in the wash basin so, if denture will fall than it won’t break.
Pt should rinse the mouth & denture after every meal. Pt should never wear denture at night & should store denture in cold water. Pt should not wash the denture with hot water.
It’s preferable if pt place denture in denture cleanser at night. After removing the denture pt should massage the gums for few minutes with fingers. Pt should not use any abrasive or detergents to clean the dentures. Pt should not make any adjustment or repair by himself.
ZARB BOLENDER STATES,…. “Explanations provided after problems develop often are interpreted as excuses by the dentist for dentures that function less than satisfactorily.”
Different experiences & discomforts FIRST ORAL FEELINGS RETENTION COMPARISION BETWEEN NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL TEETH SALIVA SPEECH EATING TONGUE POSITION & PROBLEMS WITH THE LOWER DENTURE IN CONTRAST WITH THE UPPER DENTURE
1.FIRST ORAL FEELINGS NATURE OF THE COMPLETE DENTURE General introduction about the denture by the mean of diagrams or models can be used to show the pt that what he wears in his mouth. FULLNESS OF THE MOUTH Little change in the mouth is perceived as a big change by the pt. Also dentist use as much area as possible.
2.RETENTION COMPARISION BETWEEN NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL TEETH