Dentures need to be taken care of just like your natural teeth otherwise they will not last as long as they should. If you wear partial or full dentures, you should look after them and have a cleaning routine to avoid bacteria from collecting and causing infections, abscesses and bad breath.
Dentures are made of acrylic, which means that they have tiny pores on the surface. This porous material can harbour unwanted bacteria and overtime damage the dentures. For this reason, you should speak to your dentist in London for information on how to properly care for your denture implants London.
Implant dentures London are used in cases where the patient doesn’t have enough support from their natural teeth to hold the dentures in place securely. A dental implant (a titanium screw) is fitted into specific areas in the jawbone to hold the dentures when they click into place.
How to Look After Your Dentures
Brush and rinse – Dentures should be cleaned by gently brushing to remove bacteria in the crevices. Brushing can prevent permanent stains from developing and removes food and plaque that have built up during the day. You should avoid using toothpaste to clean your dentures, because the paste is abrasive and can create microscopic scratches on your new dentures, wearing them down quicker. In between meals you should rinse the dentures and gently brush, making sure to avoid bending or damaging the plastic attachments.
Handle with care – When you are handling your dentures, you should take extra care because they are delicate and can snap or break if too much force is being put on them. Try to avoid dropping them when cleaning or removing and instead have a towel or sink of water below you to reduce the impact if they do fall.
Soaking – When you are cleaning your dentures, you should use a denture cleaner to soak your dentures. Dentures should be kept moist when they are not being worn, otherwise they will dry out and lose their shape. When you aren’t wearing them, place them in a fresh solution of denture cleaner or water. Don’t wear your dentures when you are sleeping.
Keep your mouth clean – Even with dentures, your mouth still needs to be kept clean. If you have partial dentures, follow the general routine of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and using mouthwash. You should also keep your tongue clean so bacteria and bad breath don’t become an issue. Full denture wearers should also clean their gums and tongue with a soft toothbrush.
Consult your dentist – If you have any issues with your denture implants London, visit your dentist to get professional advice. Sometimes, dentures can change shape and irritate your mouth and gums. In these situations, you should visit your dentist in London to get a replacement pair fitted.
Chelsea Dental Spa provides denture treatments to those who are searching for a tooth loss solution. They give you the confidence to smile, talk and eat healthily and happily.