When dental implants first appeared on the oral health care scene they were primarily used to replace a single missing tooth. Over the course of the past two decades, dental implant technology has continued to evolve. Now dental implants can be used also be used to create multiple anchor points to help lock your removable dentures in place.
The new dentures and locking hardware furnished for you by Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay. However, they will still need to be cleaned and maintained as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Inadequate oral hygiene can lead to gum disease issues, which could compromise one or more of your implant anchors.
If plaque and residual food particles are not removed from the anchor points it can harden into tartar. This promotes gum disease which can, weaken the bones that hold the titanium abutments in place.
Make sure to thoroughly brush your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive denture polish when you take them out at night. The denture anchors and locking hardware should also be rinsed and brushed and thoroughly rinsed to remove plaque buildup.
Your twice-annual dental checkup at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center will inspect and clean the anchor points of any tartar. At the same time, it’s natural for there to be a little wear and tear on the hardware or the dentures. If something is slightly out of alignment, or you’ve noticed some wear and tear, be sure to tell your dentist.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your denture implants, you should call Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center at 1-800-521-7275 to schedule an appointment.