Dental implants have becoming increasingly popular over the last several decades, and along with the permanent replacement of a single tooth, patients can replace a whole arch of teeth with implant supported dentures. Before you undergo implant surgery with your dentist in Chandler, AZ, it is important to understand what is involved in caring for your dentures over the years.
Implant supported dentures are likely to be permanently fixed in place. However, you will still need to care for them like you do your natural teeth. This means regular cleanings of your mouth. If you happen to have implant retained dentures, then your prosthetic teeth are removable and will require overnight cleaning similar to traditional dentures.
You should be visiting your dentist every six months anyway, but it becomes increasingly important when you have dentures, even if they are attached to implant posts. This is because your dentist needs to keep track of the various attachments and any changes to your mouth. The implants should last for decades up to a lifetime, but regular checkups will help to keep your dentures fitting comfortably in your mouth.
Although your dentist will be looking at the different parts of your dentures at your checkup, you should also keep an eye on them. Some types of implant dentures have plastic parts that will wear down naturally over time and require replacement. You may be able to get ahead of any issues if you catch problems early by inspecting these attachments yourself every day.
Dr. William Walden of Walden Dental Group can help you understand everything you need to know about caring for your implant supported dentures following your procedure. With the right care, these dentures should serve you for decades and longer. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.