While some people might feel embarrassed about losing their teeth, the great news is that dental technology has come a long way over the years with prosthetics. These days, you have many different options available to you, and our dentist, Dr. Bruce Trimble, can help to explain what options are ideal for your situation and how to care for them. For replacing multiple teeth, you might choose between traditional dentures and All-on-4 implants in Eau Claire, WI. Here is what you need to know about caring for either of these.
The All-on-4 implants are basically a set of permanent dentures that rest on four posts that have been implanted into the jawbone. This secures the dentures in place so they do not move around while also supporting the jaw bone itself. This means you can leave the dentures in your mouth at night. To keep your teeth looking healthy, all you have to do is brush and floss twice or more a day – just like you would with your natural teeth.
With traditional dentures, the prosthetic teeth are placed directly onto the gum line. You will need to invest in bonding strips or a quality bonding paste in order to keep the dentures as still as possible throughout the day. At night, you need to remove the dentures and clean them thoroughly. You can purchase cleaning solution tablets to place in a glass of water with your dentures overnight.
Consult Your Dentist to Learn More
Caring for either your All-on-4 implants or a pair of traditional dentures is just a matter of getting into a routine. Not everyone qualifies for dental implants, so it is important to understand all of the options available to you. If you suffer from multiple missing teeth and want to know what Dr. Trimble can do for you, contact our office about setting up a consultation today.