A temporary prosthesis is dentures that are only worn for a transitional period. When the final denture is completed or can be inserted, the provisional denture is removed again.
Temporaries are therefore not created permanently, but only have to last for a relatively short while. Therefore, they are from the beginning not as durable as the desired long-term care. Short-term temporaries often only span a few days or one to two weeks. In some cases, however, a long-term temporary restoration must be worn, which can remain in the mouth for several months.
Worth Knowing About Temporary Dentures
Whether as a supply for a single tooth to be covered or a tooth space of two or more teeth, temporaries can basically be used both in incisors and molars. While with temporary restorations in the non-visible molar area, above all, the purchase function must ensure and protect the ground tooth, a temporary in the visible anterior region is more demanding. Here in the dental laboratory, an individual brace prosthesis must be made, which includes not only artificial anterior teeth but also a gum dummy. Such gap-closing temporaries are attached to the adjacent teeth with wire clips until the final restoration is completed or – in the case of implants – healed.
Such a brace prosthesis may be unfamiliar, especially in the first days of speaking or eating. However, such a temporary must remain in the mouth for a maximum of several months and is often replaced in a bridge restoration after a few weeks by permanent dentures.
Provisional restorations for abraded teeth are not made in the dental laboratory, but directly in the dental office, usually made of special plastics that are compatible, resistant to saliva and easy to process. These artificial dental crowns are first molded on the tooth stump and then glued with a biocompatible plastic. Unlike a clip prosthesis, for example, it can only be kept for a relatively short time since the plastic can not withstand the chewing forces for a, particularly long time.
Therefore, patients with provisional dentures should adjust their dietary habits during the gestation period and abstain, for example, from particularly tough or hard food.
On the other hand, there are no compromises in terms of oral hygiene, even though the provisionally treated area should also be cleaned more carefully than the other teeth. But just on and under a temporary, bacteria can settle well, so careful, regular cleaning is especially important to avoid inflammation or other problems.
When Is Provisional Dentures Used?
A temporary prosthesis is always made when the corresponding spot in the dentition needs immediate care, but the permanent solution cannot yet be worn. This is the case with a crown: After dissecting and molding, the dentist attaches a temporary crown to the tooth stump so that it is protected and can be used as normal as possible until the crown has been produced in the laboratory and returned to the office.
After placing dental implants, it may take a while for the new artificial tooth roots to complete healing. The dentist will also make a temporary restoration in the laboratory during this time – because the patient should not have to experience any restrictions in everyday life or even when eating.
In root treatments, it is often not clear at the beginning whether the tooth can be preserved. Therefore, after preparing, cleaning and treating the infected root canal, the dentist will usually introduce a temporary filling and, if necessary, place a temporary crown. Only when the symptoms have subsided and the tooth has remained calm for a certain time, the tooth is permanently closed and restored.
If the symptoms return after the doctor’s first treatment, there are many other treatment options. Among other things, either the root canal is repeated or the tooth is pulled. Once all inflammatory symptoms have subsided and the site has healed well, in turn, a temporary denture can close the fresh gap.
Inappropriate Dentures – A Provisional For Cost Reasons
Because dentures in this country can be very expensive, many dentures patients have the most economical option in the mouth. This is usually the standard care, which is subsidized by the health insurance companies with about half of the costs. Whether the fund will take over 50 or 60 percent of the standard supply depends on the condition of the bonus book. The remainder of the bill is payable by the patient as an own contribution.
The standard care includes many proven, but not always optimal prosthetic models, such as the staple prosthesis or the classic removable “horseshoe prosthesis” for the lower jaw. The denture with palate base for the upper jaw belongs to the standard care. Many people are satisfied with the recommended cash solution or have arranged and tolerated it very well.
But not every patient can get used to every prosthesis. Many people do not feel comfortable with their dentures in the long run. Although he is well-made, he feels that he is a foreign body or even a blemish, has repeated complaints with it, and can not accept the artificial teeth in this form as part of their body.
Not a few people in Germany wear dentures at a young age, others become prosthesis wearers only at an advanced age. But everyone wants dentures, of which he notices when wearing as little as possible, which allows a normal everyday life and is not recognized as a denture.
Your Dentures Must Suit You
It is not the income of the patient that should decide whether to get the best dentures for his findings or a long-term provisional with which he is unhappy. Because the teeth and the entire mouthfeel have a proven great influence on the overall condition. And a poorly fitting bridge or partial denture can also damage the neighboring and opposing teeth, which may require further expensive dental treatment.
Foreign dentures, for example from MDH AG, can always be a cheaper alternative if dentures are needed. Due to the large savings, it is also possible for many patients by foreign dentures to afford higher-quality dentures.