Removable partial dentures are resin-based plates that will hold the resin (plastic) teeth. They hold from single tooth to full set of teeth which can be seen in older people often. Although, these are very comfortable for many older people over years, But they slowly become loose over a period of years due to reduced bone support to dentures and finally loses its support.
Every patient cannot afford to undergo for a full fixed teeth with Implants. Few of patients dont have sufficient bone to undergo fully fixed implant teeth that require 6-8 implants per one jaw in spite of having affordability.
Best option for such patients is implant supported dentures that is most economical and less invasive and gives fixity to the existing dentures. They can be removed once in a day to clean and fix it back as a routine by the patient.
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy offers some tips to take care of your dentures/Implant supported dentures:
Brush daily Regular toothpaste can leave abrasive marks and scratches on the braces. Food and plaque can buildup in these spaces leading to infection. Frequent brushing with special toothpaste helps in removing plaque buildup avoiding unnecessary staining of the dentures. Hard bristle brushes should be avoided.
Daily rinse Dentures have to be rinsed after every meal to avoid food particles being stuck in between them.
Denture cleaners Dish washing liquids and hand soaps are a good way to clean the dentures. Though, household cleaning agents should be avoided since they can be extremely abrasive. Usage of bleaching agents should be strictly avoided.
Ultrasonic cleaning devices Modern ultrasonic devices are available to clean the dentures. They come with containers which consist of a cleansing solution. When the denture is immersed in the container or tub, the emitted sound waves assist in the cleansing by dislodging undesirable food particles from the dentures.
Moistening It is essential that the dentures are kept moist when they are not in use. Otherwise, they might dry up and lose shape. Hot water should be avoided to moisten the dentures.
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy provides best way to fix your own, already existing dentures with minimum number of implants possible.
Authored By DR. SUDHAKARA REDDY - Implantologist, Bangalore
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