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Significance of Proper Hygiene for Dentures and Implants

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A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root surgically implanted into a person’s jawbone. Dental implants and dentures may be necessary if one or more teeth need to be replaced. Both dentures and dental implants are engineered to withstand the rigors of constant use and complex chewing pressures. Denture wearers, however, frequently seek answers to several common concerns.

The Average Lifespan of Dentures

Dentures, irrespective of the material they are made of, typically last between 7 to 10 years. A dentist or denturist should check dentures older than 10 years to ensure they are still in good shape.

Can Dentures Get Cavities?

Cavities are impossible to occur in dentures since they are not made from living tissue like real teeth. Dentures can’t have cavities because they are made of metal, acrylic, and plastic. It is important to remember that these substances do not bond to your tissues and are not organic. If you’re worried about the effects of dentures on your oral health, keep in mind that cavities and decay are more common around the mouth sections connected to the roots; these places serve as a gateway for bacteria and infections to enter the body.

Significance of Proper Hygiene for People With Dental Implants or Dentures

The state of one’s oral health can have far-reaching effects. This is especially true for people who use dentures, which, after extended usage, can become dull, flat, and worn, and whose supporting acrylic can begin to show tiny cracks. These contribute to brittleness and promote bacterial growth in the material.

Oral health is also linked to general health. You’ve probably had a doctor’s checkup where a saliva sample was taken. Why? Because problems with one’s mouth can signify more serious health problems. Symptoms of systemic disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and even some cancers, may first present themselves in the mouth.

Keep Up Proper Hygiene

Want dentures but can’t afford the best ones? Cain Denture Centers provides dentures for your comfort, crafted with modern techniques and more secure dental materials. All of our dentures are handcrafted specifically for you, considering your tastes and financial constraints. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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