Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi can secure dentures with dental implants at Elevate Dental Implant Center. We educate our patients on how to care for their dental implants.
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. Your implant-secured dentures should last many years with proper oral hygiene care.
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.
There are special flossing tools that make flossing implant dentures easier. It may be difficult to get to certain areas with traditional flossing methods. Unwaxed dental tape is another option for you. Oral irrigators like a Waterpik boost any of your flossing options. These are precise tools that offer the right amount of pressure to safely remove plaque and tartar from areas that are difficult to clean effectively.
Antibacterial mouthwash is always a good idea to use. It’s especially effective for people who have implant dentures. It’s an extra bonus to oral care and provides extra protection against plaque and tartar. If you have problems brushing or flossing, this helps to boost oral care.
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 you are free of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. We also look at the soft tissues around the dentures to ensure those are healthy.
No matter how diligent you are about caring for your dentures, they still need specialized care. We have tools that can deep clean certain areas. While they’re much easier to care for than traditional dentures, they still need more care than your natural teeth. We’ll instruct you on the best combination of tools and techniques to get the best results and cleanest dentures.
Our dentists will also ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and are not misaligned in the mouth. Occasionally, we take X-rays to ensure that your implants and abutments are in the right position. If your denture attachments show any signs of wear, we can replace them.
How do you clean implant-supported dentures?
Cleaning implant-supported dentures are 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 without 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 want 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.