Your denture implant anchors represent a serious investment in securely anchoring your removable dentures. Even though the dentures, titanium anchor points and locking hardware are not subject to tooth decay, you will still need to clean them in your daily oral hygiene routine to effectively prevent the problems posed by gum disease.
Residual food particles and plaque can actually build up on the denture implants. If they are not cleaned away they can easily harden which is the primary cause of 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 titanium denture implants with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. You should also thoroughly rinse and brush the locking hardware. If you’ve had issues with bad breath, you might want to also try brushing your tongue to remove lingering plaque.
Your regular dental checkup at Blue Ribbon Dental 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 Blue Ribbon Dental know, so we can address it.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your denture implants, please call Blue Ribbon Dental at 301-540-8808 to schedule an appointment.