Though denture implants aren’t comprised of biodegradable enamel and dentin, they aren’t immune to dental health concerns. Like your real teeth, denture implants need to be cleaned daily to continue functioning properly.
Residual food particles and plaque buildup on the denture implants, just as they do on organic teeth. If they are not cleaned away, they will harden, causing gum disease. Advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis, can compromise one or more of the abutments that secure your denture anchors.
Each night when you take your dentures out, you should brush them and your denture implants with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. You should also thoroughly rinse and brush the locking hardware. Remember to clean your gums and tongue as well so that your clean dentures aren’t returning to an unsanitary mouth.
Your regular dental checkup at Sami Y. Nouhad, DDS includes an inspection and cleaning of the anchor points. It’s not uncommon for there to be a little wear and tear on the hardware or the dentures. If something is slightly out of alignment, let Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad know so that he can address it.
If you have further questions about cleaning your denture implants, or are considering denture implants to replace missing teeth, contact Sami Y. Nouhad, DDS at 323-466-3541. We specialize in metal-free dentures. You can find us in Los Angeles, California.