As a reminder, your denture is stable but can still move slightly when you bite, causing painful points in the gums. Your dentist will examine your gums and your bite when your dentures are placed. To know; A bar -retained denture has some risks of its own, including:
Loose teeth: You could be at risk for teeth coming loose from the base because there’s less space available on the denture framework.
Passive fits: If the bar is not balanced evenly on each implant there is extra strain, causing screws to loosen.
Denture breakage: This is due to grinding or clenching your teeth.
Replacement: The clip or other attachments will need to be replaced every six to twelve months.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), taking care of your dentures is like taking care of your teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day to remove food particles and plaque and prevent stains. You should also:
- Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris.
- Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser to gently brush all the surfaces of the dentures so they don’t get scratched.
- Carefully clean around the attachments.
- When you brush your teeth, clean your mouth thoroughly, including your gums, cheeks, palate, and tongue to remove any Brushing can help reduce the risk of mouth irritation and bad breath.
When you are not wearing your dentures, place them in a safe place covered with water to prevent them from becoming deformed.
Getting implant-supported dentures is a complex process that has many benefits. Talk to your dentist to help you decide if this is the right choice for your oral health and smile.
At Cary Family Dental in Cary, NC we offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Allan Acton today.
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