What is the difference between a Dental Technician and a Dental Prosthetist?
Dental Prosthetists have either an Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics or a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Prosthetics. They can work independently as the owner/operator of a denture clinic to assess, design, construct, fit and adjust removable dentures and sports mouthguard service to the public without a referral from a dentist.
A Dental Prosthetists clinical role is focused on diagnostic, preventive and fabrication duties to provide a complete removable prosthetic service for the replacement and protection of natural teeth.
Why would I want a denture in the first place?
How long should dentures last?
Can I wear them overnight?
How can I clean my denture?
Using a soft toothbrush, hold one side with your fingers, and brush gently, using a liquid soap or a bath soap. Rinse them carefully after cleaning. Brushing too vigorously may also result in unnecessary wear and tear on the base.
Dentures are designed with a lot of strength for chewing, but not for bending. Do not place a denture in the palm of your hand. They are actually quite fragile and can snap at their weakest points without careful handling. Actually, most dentures are broken when they are being cleaned. One tip when cleaning dentures: put some water into the basin and clean them over the water. If you drop the denture, it will fall into the water, cushioning the fall.
Perhaps the place where people most frequently break their dentures is in the shower, so please, do not clean them in the shower.
My first denture is uncomfortable.
With time and a little patience, you will overcome these difficulties and adjust to your new denture.