Maintenance of your denture implants is crucial to ensure their longevity. Here are 5 ways to make sure your replacement teeth stay in top condition.


Losing some or all of your natural teeth can be a difficult experience but now, with modern denture technology, tooth replacement options such as denture implants provide a effective and natural-looking way of restoring your smile.

Apart from protecting the health of your mouth and preserving any underlying jawbone or surrounding teeth, denture implants will:

  • Restore the aesthetics of your appearance
  • Help you maintain a well-balanced and healthy diet
  • Speak clearly and easily
  • Enhance your confidence and quality of life

Customised Denture Implants at our Calgary Denture Clinic

At our Calgary Denture Clinic, we offer our patients the most advanced tooth replacement solutions including denture implants and flexible partials to meet all your denture needs and ensure that your smile remains healthy, functional, and beautiful.

 

5 Tips For Taking Care of Your Denture Implants

While you may not be able to escape getting denture implants or any other tooth replacement, due to circumstances, it’s imperative that you get all the information regarding caring for them so you can ensure they last in good condition for many years.

Here are five tips on how to care for your denture implants:

1. Good Oral Hygiene is Important

Good oral hygiene is absolutely essential for preventing diseases around your denture implants. If the environment in your mouth is unhealthy, it can lead to a number of oral complications such as gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss.

Remember to:

  • Stay hydrated, because water helps keep bacteria at bay.
  • Avoid sweet and sticky foods as much as possible.
  • Stick to healthy snacks such as raw vegetables and fruits.
  • Rinse your mouth immediately after every meal and snack.

Remember, the purpose of dental implants is to enable patients who have lost all or some of their teeth to speak, smile, and eat naturally. However, these things are only possible if you take care of your mouth and denture-implants.

 

2. Kick the Habit

While the many ill health effects of tobacco have been well documented, it is also scientifically proven that smokers have a higher risk of denture implant failure. This is because smoking:

  • Causes complications in implant-related surgeries
  • Adversely affects the success rate of bone grafts
  • Causes bone loss
  • Increases the occurrence of peri-implantitis
  • Increases the risk of developing periodontal disease

Getting rid of your smoking habit is crucial to getting the best results out of your denture implant procedure. Don’t forget: smoking also causes tartar to build up on your teeth, which looks unsightly and can ruin the appearance of your implants.

 

3. Brush Properly

To keep the appearance of your new smile, make sure to brush after every meal, or if this is not possible, rinse your mouth after eating. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day, before and after sleeping, for at least two minutes.

Brushing your teeth and denture implants properly is the single most important way to keep your implants good as new for years to come.

How To Brush With Dentures

 

4. Floss Daily

Just as it’s vital to remove plaque and bacteria from the surface of your dentures through brushing, you must ensure that your implants get all-round protection. Your toothbrush cannot reach the crevices between your teeth, and this can increase the amount of bacteria in your teeth, which may lead to dental disease.

Remember: Flossing daily helps remove any debris and bacteria that forms between your teeth, protecting your oral health and gets rid of bad breath.

Cleaning Your Denture Implants

 

5. Visit Your Denturist Regularly

Your denturist understands the condition of your denture implants best and is therefore most likely to identify any preventive or curative measures you need to take in case there are any problems.

Visiting your denturist at least once a year will:

  • Help you prevent any decay or disease of your teeth and gums
  • Ensure your denture implants are in good condition and functioning properly
  • Detect and correct any problems early on, saving you high dental costs and extensive treatments.
  • Ensure your dentures and natural teeth are cleaned thoroughly, getting rid of any stains and/or plaque

Regular Check Ups

 

Call Today

To find out more about our affordable, quality, and modern tooth replacement options from denture implants to flexible partials, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.

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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.