Caring For Dentures Linwood NJ 08221

Caring for Implant-Supported Dentures

 

Once you have gone through the long process of having implant-supported dentures placed, most likely you will want to find out everything there is to know about caring for them.  It was such a long process, you will want to make sure they stay in good shape, and your oral hygiene is good.

Even though these type of dentures fasten in place, you still need to remove the dentures at night, and for cleanings.  Make sure you clean the dentures thoroughly, but also clean around the attachment as well. 

The dentist will make sure your new dentures are secure and fitting properly.  Even though they can be stable, they can also move slightly when you chew.  This movement can cause the denture to rub against your gums, creating sore spots.  Having your dentist check your gums and the way your top and bottom teeth come together after insertion of the denture is recommended.  Caring For Dentures Linwood NJ 08221

Every six to twelve months the clip or whatever attachment you have that is located on the bar-retained denture will need to be replaced.  It is made of plastic material, and does wear after continued use. 

Complications are possible, even after the risk of surgery and the implants failing, especially with the bar-retained denture. 

This type of denture needs space on the denture framework for the attachments that are fitted to the bar.  Because of this, there is less space available on the framework for the teeth to be fitted.  This can cause the teeth to sometimes become loose from the base.  Luckily, this problem can be easily fixed. 

The bar also needs to be evenly balanced on each implant.  This is known as the passive fit.  The bar can cause the screws to loosen because of the extra strain.  Grinding or clenching can also cause the denture to break or become loose.  Caring For Dentures Linwood NJ 08221

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