Denture implants are now a very common procedure to replace missing teeth, helping hold a denture in place to increase its function and comfort. They have many benefits including:

  • A more natural look and feel
  • Increased comfort
  • Improved oral health
  • Improved speech and eating ability
  • Prevents bone loss
Read More: 4 Benefits of Denture Implants

However, it is important to remember that the long-term success of your denture implants depends on a commitment to daily oral hygiene to keep the denture clean and free of dental plaque.

How Can I Take Proper Care of My Denture Implant?

There are four simple steps to follow to keep your denture implants clean and lasting a long time.

  1. Brush

You should try to clean your denture implants after every meal or at least once in the morning and once before going to bed. The longer you leave the food debris to collect on your dentures, the harder they will be to clean.

TOOTHBRUSH TIPS
  • Use a small, soft toothbrush as these tend to be more gentle on your gums and won’t scratch your implants
  • When brushing your dentures, hold the toothbrush at an angle, making small back-and-forth motions
  • Be sure to clean all surfaces of your denture implant as well as the surrounding tissue
  • Toothpaste is not necessary as it may scratch your dentures
  • If you find manual brushing difficult, an electric toothbrush can be used

  1. Floss

Just as with your natural teeth, daily flossing is extremely important to keep your denture implants clean. There are a variety of flosses available and your dentist or denturist can suggest which type of floss is right for you.

FUTURE SMILES TIP: If you find flossing difficult, a cotton swab, cotton rolls or gauze may also be used to clean your denture implant.

  1. Rinse

You should make sure to rinse your mouth twice daily with mouthwashes such as Crest Pro-Health and Listerine. However, remember that this is NOT A REPLACEMENT for brushing or flossing but rather an addition to freshening your breath and remove any germs around your denture implant that are hard to reach.

  1. Soak

It is important to remove your dentures every night to let your gums rest. Daily soaking with denture tablets eliminates any odour and cleans the denture.


Schedule Regular Appointments With Your Denturist

Scheduling appointments once every 6 months with your denturist is very important as they are able to check if:

  • Your dentures are fitting properly
  • You are keeping your dentures and implants clean
  • Your gums and bones are healthy

Denture Repair

NEVER attempt to repair your denture yourself as this could damage them. If you find that your dentures aren’t fitting correctly or are becoming loose, schedule an appointment with your denturist.

At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we offer our patients 3-6 months of FREE DENTURE REPAIRS depending on the type of denture you choose.

Want to Learn More?

We want your denture experience to be as smooth and pleasant as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your implant-supported denture, contact our clinic at (403) 475-0016.

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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.