How to Take Good Care of Your Dental Implants

Dental Implants, Dental Implants Calgary
Are you considering implant-supported dentures? Here’s everything you need to know about looking after your dental implants to ensure the longevity of your tooth replacement solution. 

One of the greatest innovations in denture care is the implant-supported denture. While it does require higher short-term costs and more preparation, this tooth replacement option can provide patients with long-term benefits that could save you a significant amount of frustration, discomfort, and money down the road. 

Some of the great benefits of supporting your dentures with dental implants include: 

  • They provide excellent stability 
  • By stimulating the bone, dental implants help you avoid bone atrophy 
  • Implant-supported dentures look, feel, and function more like natural teeth 
  • They prevent any changes in the jaw that occur after tooth loss 
  • This denture solution rarely requires repairs or replacement 

Affordable and High-Quality Implant-Supported Dentures

At our Calgary dental clinic, we believe that every person should have a healthy smile that they are happy with and feel confident about. We offer a wide range of denture solutions, from dental implants and flexible partials to more traditional options such as full dentures

Whatever your needs, we can help you find the right tooth-replacement option that suits your lifestyle and budget. 

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5 Tips For Taking Care of Your Dental Implants 

The first step in obtaining implant supported dentures is dental implant surgery. It’s very important that you practice proper oral hygiene habits before, during, and after getting dental implants to ensure optimal healing and the best results. 

If proper care is not taken, there are chances of plaque build-up around the implant, which can cause bleeding gums, bone loss, infection, and even dental implant failure. 

If you do have dental implants, follow these 5 tips to keep them in good shape: 

1. Brush thoroughly and with the right tools. It is recommended that you use a soft brush which is designed especially for dental implants and hard-to-reach areas. Make sure the bristles are soft so they don’t scratch or damage your implants and you should brush twice a day, for 2-3 minutes each time. 

2. Don’t forget to floss. Flossing your teeth will remove any plaque that is stuck between your teeth and your implant. If you floss once a day you can make sure that all food particles and plaque are removed. Make sure to floss gently so you don’t damage your gums, natural teeth, or implant. 

3. Avoid smoking or excessive intake of alcohol. Smoking can be very detrimental to your dental implants, especially in the first 6 months of healing as it reduces the blood supply to your teeth and bone. Excessive intake of alcohol has also been shown to slow down the healing process.

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4. Avoid sticky or hard foods. One of the benefits of implant-supported dentures is that you can enjoy all the foods you love. However, avoid eating too many hard and sticky foods as it can weaken your dental implant structure. This includes foods such as ice, candy, dried fruits, and caramel. 

5. Visit your denturist regularly. Depending on your overall oral health, you should try to visit your denturist at least once a year. This will help ensure the health of your teeth and allow your denturist to check that your implants are healing well and for any signs of implant failure, such as gum disease or peri-implantitis.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of investing in implant-supported dentures, or to talk to a denturist about your tooth replacement options, visit one of our two branches located in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (2500 4th St SW).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.


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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.


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