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Removable Prostheses

Removable dentures are prosthetic teeth, also known as dentures, which fit over the patient's gums or remaining teeth or are attached to the implant and give the appearance that the patient has a complete gum. In addition to restoring the functions of missing teeth, removable dentures also help to maintain the facial lip contour. Removable prostheses, which are produced individually, can also be defined as artificial teeth that fully adapt to the patient's oral structure, can be used comfortably, and can be easily inserted and removed from the mouth. It may take a few months for the patient to get used to their new teeth. During this period, the prosthesis may cause the patient to feel awkward and uncomfortable. It is normal to feel a feeling of fullness or looseness in the mouth at first. During this period, also known as the acclimatisation period, the cheek muscles and tongue get used to the denture and after a while it is no longer necessary to exert effort to keep the denture in place.

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What is Removable Prosthesis?

Removable dental prosthesis is a prosthesis model that can be removed and worn whenever the patients want. These prostheses are prosthetic teeth, also known as dentures, which fit on the patient's gums or remaining teeth, are attached to the implant and give the patient a complete gum appearance. Removable prosthesis is a preferred treatment method for patients who have lost one or more teeth. It is a frequently used procedure when it is not possible to use fixed prosthesis. It is especially preferred for people who cannot apply fixed prosthesis due to jaw bone loss with advancing age. This procedure is performed by evaluating the tooth loss and jawbone condition as a result of the physical examination performed by the doctor. There are various removable prosthesis models according to different bone sizes and the most suitable model is selected according to the needs of the patient.

What are the Types of Removable Prosthesis?

Total Prosthesis (Full Denture or Full Palate):


Total prosthesis, which is preferred when there are no teeth in the person's mouth, is applied separately to the lower and upper jaw and supported by the existing bone tissue. Total denture, also known as denture, is mostly produced from acrylic. When the total denture, which is produced specifically for the person's mouth size, is first fitted, it is extremely normal to feel strange in the mouth and fullness in the lips and cheeks. The lower denture often moves more than the upper denture. Therefore, it may take longer to get used to the lower denture. Due to the stimulation of the glands, the amount of saliva of the person increases in the first days. It is also extremely normal for speech to differ. In order to shorten the adaptation period to the total prosthesis, it is recommended to read out loud and repeat words that are difficult to pronounce. The adjustment period to total denture teeth is usually 4 to 6 weeks.

Partial Prosthesis (Half Palate):


Partial prosthesis, which can be applied in cases where some of the natural teeth are missing, can be installed and removed by the patient himself. Partial denture, also known as partial denture, provides aesthetic appearance as well as functionality when replaced with lost and missing teeth. Partial dentures are mostly produced from acrylic and one-piece casting. An aesthetic prosthesis can be applied to existing teeth with crochet wires or with precision connections to hide the appearance of the wires.

Precision Connection Prosthesis (Snap Prosthesis): It is used when more than one tooth is missing. It derives its retention from the natural teeth remaining in the mouth and is a hook-free removable prosthesis thanks to the small retaining appliances hidden in porcelain crowns.

Implant Prosthesis:


In people who do not have any teeth, an implant can be placed to increase the adhesion of the removable prosthesis. The implant, which acts as a tooth root, facilitates the attachment of the prosthesis on it and increases its durability. Thus, by attaching the person's removable prosthesis to the implants in the jawbone, both the stabilization of the removable prosthesis and the effectiveness of chewing and speaking functions are increased.

Immediate Prosthesis:

It is used in cases where all main teeth need to be extracted. They are temporary healing dentures that are placed immediately after natural teeth are extracted. When the healing is completed and the patient becomes incompatible, permanent prostheses are made.

How Long Does Removable Prosthesis Treatment Take?

Removable prosthesis treatment can be completed in varying times depending on the method used.

Partial dentures, i.e. dentures with hooks, can usually be completed within 2 weeks, including impression taking and fitting. These dentures are attached to the other teeth in the mouth by means of hooks.


Preferred in cases where there is a large number of missing teeth, precision-connected dentures are also known as snap-on dentures. These prostheses provide comfort to the user thanks to the hidden retainers placed in special slots and can usually be completed in a maximum of 5 sessions.


Full denture treatment, i.e. denture application, is preferred in case the person loses all his/her teeth. For this treatment, there is a waiting period of about 3 months after tooth extraction, and at the end of this period, the prosthesis application can be completed in 4-5 sessions with measurements and rehearsals. In total, an average of 2 weeks is required for this treatment.

Implant prosthesis treatment includes surgical and prosthetic phases. There is a certain waiting period before and after the surgical operation and this period is usually 3-4 months. After the waiting period, prosthesis application is performed. This method may take several months in total to complete.

What are the Factors Affecting the Lifespan of Removable Prostheses?

The service life of removable prostheses varies depending on several factors. Firstly, the quality of the material from which the prosthesis is made plays a major role. When high-quality materials are used, the prosthesis can usually last longer.


Maintenance and cleaning are among the critical factors that determine the life of the prosthesis. If the patient does not clean and maintain the prosthesis regularly, the life of the prosthesis may be shortened. Therefore, the correct application of cleaning and maintenance can increase the durability of the prosthesis.

In addition, general oral health also affects the life of the prosthesis. Gum disease or other oral problems can shorten the life of the denture. Changes in oral structure are also important. This is because these changes can affect the fit of the denture and may require regular checks and adjustments.


The frequency of daily use and the loads to which the prosthesis is subjected also affect the process. Proper use of the prosthesis can prolong its life. Generally, removable prostheses have a lifespan of between 5 and 10 years. However, individual circumstances and special needs can affect this lifespan. The patient should ensure regular check-ups and necessary maintenance to prolong the life of the prosthesis and maintain its maximum performance. Also, proper adjustment of the prosthesis and replacement when necessary is important for long-term use.

How should the care of removable prostheses be?

Removable dental prostheses require regular and correct maintenance for long life and effective use. This maintenance process must be applied in order to increase the durability of the prosthesis, protect oral health and provide maximum comfort to the user.

Those who use removable dentures should perform their daily maintenance regularly. Denture teeth should be cleaned after each meal and at the end of the day using denture cleaning tablets. A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used during cleaning, and cleaning products that do not contain detergents and do not harm teeth should be preferred.

Denture teeth should be stored in water when not in use. This prevents the dentures from drying out and deforming and preserves their durability. Taking care of oral and dental hygiene ensures the longevity of dentures. In order to prevent the formation of bacteria and plaque in the mouth, teeth should be cleaned regularly, and food particles remaining on the dentures should be cleaned after meals.

Special toothpastes can be used in prosthetic dental care. Abrasive powders and hard toothbrushes should be avoided when cleaning dentures. Recommended cleaning solutions can be used to prevent the formation of germs and bacteria when denture teeth are not in use. However, it is important to get advice from your dentist for the use of these products.

In prosthetic dental care, regular check-ups should be made by a specialist dentist. Oral and dental health should be checked with routine checkups and it should be ensured that prosthetic teeth are healthy. This is important for early detection and treatment of potential problems.

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