Why Your Denturist Should Check Your Denture Implants Regularly

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Do you wear implant supported dentures? Even if you don’t have all of your natural teeth, it’s still important to schedule regular visits with your Calgary denturist to ensure optimal oral and overall health.

For many years, the most common solution for tooth loss was full/partial dentures. However, thanks to the incredible advancements in denture technologies, there are many more alternatives available, from flexible partials to implant supported dentures and dental implants.

Dental implants are a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. Unlike traditional dentures, denture implants don’t sit directly on your gums, providing a host of benefits, such as:

  • Better comfort and fit
  • Greater durability and longer life span
  • No diet restrictions
  • No speech problems
  • They don’t need denture adhesives to stay in place


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Why Your Implant Supported Denture Should Be Checked Regularly

When you receive denture implants, that doesn’t mean that you stop visiting your denturist! In fact, it’s extremely important to visit your dental healthcare professional regularly to ensure that healing has been successful and to allow them to diagnose any potential problems (eg. peri-implantitis) as soon as possible.

Right after your implant procedure, your denturist might suggest frequent visits, but full healing, you can return to your bi-annual schedule.

Preventing Implant Failure

After your implant procedure, you have to make sure that you’re healing well. If your implants aren’t healing properly, they could fail, and regular visits to your denturist allows him/her to check for common signs of implant failure, such as peri-implantitis or gum disease.

What is peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease that leads to a loss of jaw bone around the area surrounding your dental implant. Patients who are at a higher risk of developing this condition are those that practice poor oral care or who are smokers.

Some of the signs of this condition include:

  • Dental implant pain
  • Loose implant
  • Bleeding at the gum line
  • Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Remember: If peri-implantitis is left untreated, it could result in implant failure and a wasted investment. That’s why it’s so important to visit your denturist regularly, as well as if you begin to experience any of the above symptoms.

SIGNS, SYMPTOMS & CAUSES OF PERI-IMPLANTITIS


How to Prevent Dental Implant Failure: Taking Care of Your Tooth Implants

One of the best ways to increase your chances of successful healing after tooth implants is by taking good care of them. Make sure to talk to your dentist about any post-surgical care tips or instructions they may have. These could include:

  • Brushing and flossing your implant regularly
  • Quitting smoking
  • Flossing around the abutments of your implants to prevent gum disease
  • Taking any prescribed medication
  • Scheduling regular visits with your denturist
  • Following a healthy and nutritious diet

With proper care, dental implants can last for up to 20 years. If you do notice symptoms such as pain or inflammation, this could indicate a problem and you should visit your denturist as soon as possible.


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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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