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Over the course of the past two decades, dental implant technology has continued to evolve. Now they can be used to create multiple anchors that lock your removable dentures into place.

Your new dentures are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay. However, they will still need to be cleaned and maintained as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. An inconsistent or inadequate oral hygiene routine promotes periodontal disease. In time, this could weaken one of your denture anchors.

If plaque and residual food particles are not removed from the anchors, they can harden into tartar. This is the first step in the downward spiral of periodontal disease.

Be sure to thoroughly brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive denture polish when you take them out at night. The denture anchors and locking hardware should also be rinsed and brushed to remove plaque buildup.

Your dental checkup at Renaissance Dental includes an examination and cleaning of each denture anchor and hardware. At the same time, it’s natural for there to be a little wear and tear on the hardware and dentures. If something is slightly out of alignment, or if you’ve noticed some wear and tear, be sure to tell your dentist, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your denture implants in Owasso, Oklahoma, we invite you to call Renaissance Dental at 918-272-0707 for a consultation.