Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi can secure dentures with dental implants at Elevate Dental Implant Center. Implant-supported dentures are more beneficial than traditional removable dentures because they support the structure of the teeth and gums. This restoration also helps patients easily bite, speak, and chew.
Following your denture treatment, remember to clean your restoration every day just like your natural teeth. With the proper oral hygiene care, your implant-secured dentures should last you for many years.
Cleaning Implant-Supported Dentures
Clean your implant-supported dentures at least twice a day and even after meals. It is especially important to clean your abutments, the part of your denture that attaches your denture to your jawbone. We recommend using a proxabrush, a special brush that can reach gaps between the roots of the denture. This precise brush fits through small spaces from different angles.
When brushing your abutments, use short horizontal movements. Floss carefully back and forth where the denture touches the gum tissue. Rinse your mouth with water after brushing and flossing your dentures. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will help your implant-supported denture last longer.
Maintaining Your Dentures
Remember to schedule regular dental appointments at the Elevate Dental Implant Center. We will examine your restoration during regular visits to ensure that you are free of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Our dentists will also ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and are not misaligned in the mouth.
Occasionally, we take x-rays to make sure that your implants and abutments are in the right position. If we see that your denture attachments show any signs of wear, we can replace them.
How do you clean implant supported dentures?
Cleaning implant-supported dentures is as easy as using toothpaste on a soft-bristled toothbrush. A soft bristle toothbrush is better for healing gum tissue. Maintain a healthy brushing schedule, and no need for special products or denture adhesives.
How often should I replace implant-supported dentures?
The average lifespan of implant-supported dentures is between 15 and 25 years. We advise patients with implant-supported dentures to keep them clean to avoid causing any damage. The dental implants will last a lifetime, but the denture may need replacement.
Do I have to remove implant-supported dentures at night?
No, unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are not removable. However, they are very comfortable and do not affect gums as much as removable dentures.
Call Our Hanover, MD Dental Office
If you are interested in receiving permanent dentures to replace arches of missing teeth, call our Hanover, Maryland dental office today at 410-205-4997. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sethi and Dr. Yalamanchili on our website.
Unlike traditional dentures, permanent implant-secured dentures stimulate the jawbone and do not slip. During your consultation, feel free to ask any questions. We will clarify any information about implants and dentures for you.