One of the most significant benefits of dental implants is that they are meant to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, due to regular wear and tear, implant-supported dentures in Metairie, LA, typically need to be replaced every 10–15 years.
Also, unlike a traditional dental implant that uses an abutment to connect it to the restoration, an implant-denture uses nylon O-rings fitted around each implant. The O-rings make it easy to snap the denture in and out of the mouth but can also wear out over time and should be replaced every one to five years.
Proper Care for Implant-Supported Dentures
Proper care for your implant-supported dentures includes brushing them twice daily to remove biofilm and surface stains on the artificial teeth.
Before going to sleep, place your appliance in a glass of denture solution to prevent it from drying out and cracking.
Be sure to visit your Metairie, LA, dentists every six months so we can clean your appliance and check the condition of your dental implants. Most people don’t realize they can develop periodontal disease even with most teeth missing, so our hygienists will also make sure your gums are healthy.
Learn More about Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a solution for denture-wearers who want a more stable prosthetic and improved chewing function. If you want to see if this tooth replacement option is for you, please call Oak Family Dental to schedule an appointment.