What are active dentures?
Active dentures are professionally known as dental denture crown, which includes removable partial dentures and full dentures.
The dental denture crown is a type of repair that uses remaining natural teeth, the mucosa and bone tissue under the base as support, relies on the fixator and base of the denture to fix it, uses artificial teeth to restore the shape and function of the missing tooth, and uses the base material to restore the defective alveoli, jaw, and soft tissue shape around it. Patients can remove and wear it on their own.
The precautions for wearing the most denture crown are as follows:
1. Follow your doctor’s advice and wear it properly
To save trouble, many people choose to throw the Denture Crown directly into their mouths and bite it up and down when wearing it. Actually, this method not only damages the gums, but the damage to the denture itself is not small.
When wearing a denture, you must follow the doctor’s advice to respond to each tooth first, and then use your finger to gently press on the denture or support, so that the denture can be more comfortable and firm. When removing the lower dentures, use your thumb to remove the hook (clip ring) to the top; when removing the upper denture, pull the hook down with your index finger to remove it. Be careful not to push or pull violently, so as not to cause the denture to break or the hook to deform.
2. Don’t be lazy, take it off when you rest
Some people don’t remove their dentures before going to bed, or sometimes forget to remove them. This actually hides a big safety hazard.
The media once reported that an elderly man went to the hospital for treatment due to unbearable pain in both kidney stones. During his lunch break the day after being hospitalized, he suddenly woke up from sleep. He had trouble breathing and had cyanosis on his lips. Medical staff immediately rescued him. As a result, a movable denture and braces were removed from his throat.
It turns out that during his lunch break, this old gentleman did not remove his dentures without trouble, causing his dentures to fall off accidentally during his sleep and blocking his trachea. Fortunately, the medical staff promptly rescued them before turning dangerous to safety.
This is a reminder to everyone that when sleeping or even taking a lunch break or taking a nap, don’t be lazy; be sure to remove your dentures.
3. Take care of hygiene and clean every day
Like real teeth, plaque and tartar can also appear on the surface of dentures. If not completely removed every day, pathogens will proliferate abnormally and interact with other risk factors, causing serious oral and other systemic diseases.
According to a survey, 88.1% of denture wearers are unable to clean dentures effectively, and 60% of denture wearers suffer from denture stomatitis.
Note: Most dental denture crowns are made of resin. Their hardness is not at all comparable to real teeth. Using a harder toothbrush may brush out the grooves. Bacteria will be deposited inside these grooves, which is detrimental to overall oral health.
Therefore, it is recommended to choose a soft brush and brush gently, or you can use a denture cleaning tablet, just like an effervescent tablet. Soak it in a cup with cold water at night, rinse it off the next day and wear it normally.
4. Regular follow-up, don’t be bothersome
Many people think they can do it once and for all after putting on a movable denture. They have completely forgotten about regular follow-up visits and have to be examined by a doctor if they are particularly uncomfortable.
In fact, once every six months after wearing a denture, you should follow up once every six months, because the condition of the oral cavity changes over time, and the active denture must be adjusted accordingly, such as applying force to the clip ring.
5. Update and choose again
If you wear a pair of dentures for too long, it will accelerate the shrinkage of the alveolar crest, and the gums will also speed down. As a result, there will be no fixed position to support the denture, and it will be very difficult to install the denture again. Therefore, experts recommend that friends who have installed a dental denture crown consider reworking it every 5 years or so to choose a denture that suits them.