Prosthetic works (crowns, bridges, dentures) - Dentist's advice


Read our dentist's advice on how to take care of prosthetic works and when it's time to call your dentist.

Temporary crowns - how to maintain them until they arrive at the dentist?

Temporary crowns are most often attached to the teeth with temporary cement that keeps the crowns fixed retentively. This means that such a way of cementing allows easy removal when rehearsing or installing permanent crowns, but also poses a risk of decementation.

Therefore, the recommendations for temporary crowns are as follows:

  • Maintain hygiene as well as having permanent teeth or crowns,
  • Avoid pulling with dental floss and using interdental brushes,
  • Avoid sticky foods such as hard candies or soft bread,
  • Avoid too hard food as temporary crowns and bridges may break or break.

Temporary teeth - what if they are cemented?

Temporary teeth are removed at the time of arrival for permanent work. For this reason, they are cemented with temporary cement. In the event that the teeth are decemented in the meantime (which is possible because the temporary cement dissolves with saliva), you can try to restore them yourself, i.e. Back to your teeth. Before that, wash them well in warm water and clean the cement.

In case you have not been able to return temporary work to your teeth and are not able to come to the office, you can buy temporary cement in the pharmacy and use it to return and fix temporary work. Before that, it is also necessary to clean well the work of old cement with a jet of lukewarm water.

Temporary dentures - tips on how to maintain them

If you are not able to come to the placement of dentures after 3 weeks, you will have to use adhesive for dentures (Corega, etc.).

Steps and tips on how to apply glue for dentures:

  • apply glue in 3 places on the prosthesis: in the middle, right and left,
  • three points the size of a pea are sufficient,
  • if you have stitches, avoid areas where you have threads.

Glue can withstand for about 6 hours. At first it will be unusual to have a prosthesis in your mouth, but do not worry, because it only takes a few days to get used to. Usually the first feeling is that you have a mouthful of something, especially if you got an upper prosthesis with your palate, and before that you never wore a prosthesis.

You can ease your strange feeling by practicing talking aloud - grab a book or newspaper and read aloud.

Temporary dentures and implants

In case you have received implants and temporary dentures, wear it as little as possible.

When you're at home and you don't have to have it, you always prefer to take it off. Wear it only for the sake of aesthetics when you have to be among people.

Steps for a temporary prosthesis before bedtime:

  • remove the prosthesis,
  • clean it with a brush and paste,
  • leave it in a glass with water (when it is not in the mouth, the prosthesis must be moist),
  • once a week leave the prosthesis overnight in a glass with an effervescent Corega tablet that serves to clean the prosthesis.

Do not forget: When the prosthesis is not in the mouth, it should always be wet.

Ceramic dental bridge - how to maintain it?

In the jaw in which you have ceramic bridges, follow these tips:

  • When brushing your teeth, first brush in a circular motion and gently massage the gums in a circular motion.
  • At the end of brushing your teeth, pull the gums on your teeth (in the upper jaw, pull the gums down, and in the lower to the top). So the gums recede less.
  • Use an interdental shower (primarily in the place where you have implants installed). Use it every night before bedtime after brushing your teeth. The shower can be used with water or mouthwash at an angle of 45°, not directly. With an interdental shower, you can best clean the area between the bridges and gums, i.e. the construction and gums.
  • Use floss (and/or interdental brushes) where you can use it to pass between ceramic bridges.

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