Implant supported dentures improve the quality of life for a lot of people. Dentures supported by dental implants are placed when patients are edentulous, having no teeth, or when traditional dentures are no longer an effective solution. They enhance the appearance and function of your smile but many people are unfamiliar with how the care and maintenance of these restorations differ from their natural teeth. Below, Dr. Darryl A. Field offers a few facts that can help you protect your beautiful new dentures supported by dental implants in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
3 Things You Need to Know to Care for Your Implant Supported Dentures
1. You must still brush and floss, even when you have implant supported dentures. They are not removed for cleaning, like dentures. This is due to the fact that they are anchored to dental implants. These implants are integrated with the bone and therefore provide a strong foundation for your permanent teeth.
2. Regular professional cleanings are required. It is important to have your tooth surfaces cleaned and to allow your dentist to monitor the health of your dental implants. Plaque, food particles, and bacteria remain a threat, even to your new restoration.
3. Your oral care accessories may change. A soft brush is recommended for your new dental implants, in order to avoid irritating the soft tissue. Some floss, for example, is made for implants. Your doctor may also recommend an antibacterial mouth wash to help protect against inflammation of the tissue around the dental implants.
If you have implant supported dentures, or are edentulous and considering tooth restoration, we invite you to contact us. Dr. Field is experienced in the placement of dental implants in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and would be happy to discuss all of your restoration options with you or help you learn to care for your implant supported dentures. Call to schedule your one-on-one consultation today.