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It is recommended that implants should be cleaned twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and low-abrasion toothpaste. Avoid abrasive products such as dental strips for polishing, make sure to floss daily, avoid very hard foods like nuts, and it is extremely important to clean your teeth after meals. See your dentist frequently for regular checkups to make sure your implants are being properly cared for.

Dental implants can have a lifespan of 25 years or more with proper care. In some cases, you may never need to replace your implant if it doesn’t become damaged, loose, or infected.  At Nova Denture and Implant Centre, we warranty our implants for 10 years. 

Losing a tooth can be a painful, embarrassing, and stressful experience. But the good news is that there are more options than ever for replacing lost teeth. Finding the right solution for you can be made after a consultation with an experienced dental professional. Options include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, tooth-supported bridges, and removable partial dentures.

During your first week with dental implants, you should maintain a no-chew diet with soft foods such as applesauce, cottage cheese, milkshakes, seedless smoothies, yogurt, and mashed avocados. After two weeks you may move on to a diet of foods easily cuttable with a fork, such as steamed veggies, broiled fish, meatloaf, soft bread, and tofu. Foods to avoid after dental implant surgery include hard things like pretzels, hard candy, gum, sub sandwiches, granola, and corn on the cob.

A denture is a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed from your mouth at night, if they become uncomfortable, or if they need cleaning or adjustment. There are two kinds of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when only some are missing. Typically, dentures are made from resins or porcelain, while the framework that holds the artificial teeth can also be made from a flexible nylon polymer or resilient Chromium Cobalt metal.

Several steps can be taken to help you adjust to life with dentures. First of all, continue to wear your dentures as your mouth adapts to them. Also, practice eating and talking, and clean them daily with a denture cleanser and brush. Finally, remember to take your dentures out at bedtime to give your gums a rest while you sleep.

Caring for your dentures is simple. Remove and rinse them after eating, handle them carefully, and clean your mouth once they are out. Dentures should be brushed at least once daily and soaked overnight. After overnight soaking, make sure to rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. And always remember to wash your hands before handling dentures.

The average lifespan of full and partial dentures is 5 to 7 years, with reline recommended every 2 to 3 years to refit your dentures as your gums shrink. Signs that you need to replace yours include changes in fit, broken teeth, stains, pain, or broken denture bases. Denture wearers should come in for regular checkups to assess their dentures and make any decisions about replacement.

In your first week of denture use, it is normal to experience sore spots and increased saliva. For these reasons, patients may need to visit our office once or twice to make sure their dentures fit comfortably. First-week denture wearers may also need to adjust how they eat as extraction sites may be sore; pain relievers may help counteract this pain.

For your first week or two with dentures, you will want to primarily eat soft foods such as yogurt, hot cereal, applesauce, puddings, mashed potatoes, and other mashed vegetables. Foods to avoid or treat with caution even after you are used to your dentures include tough meats, crusty bread, whole fruits like apples, nuts, chewing gum, and anything very sticky.

Modern dentures very closely approximate real teeth and it’s likely that most people won’t know you are wearing them. There’s no hard-and-fast rule on when or if you should tell someone you are wearing dentures, though you may feel the need to if you are invited for dinner where you won’t have control over what you are served, or if you begin dating. Dentures don’t need to be a dark secret, but remember that if someone disrespects you after learning you wear dentures, they may not be the friend you thought they were.

Yes, you do! Even if you take proper care of your dentures at home, it is important for a dental professional to examine them annually. This helps with oral hygiene and can identify problems before they become severe.

It is recommended to remove your dentures at night. Removing your dentures at night will give your gums and bone a chance to relax and allow you to properly clean them by letting them soak in a cleaning solution for several hours.

This question addresses the individual’s candidacy for dental implants. The patient’s oral health, bone density, general health, and unique dental needs are just a few of the variables that will determine the answer. If dental implants are a suitable course of therapy, a complete oral examination is required to make that determination. Factors such as smoking, certain medical conditions, and medications may affect eligibility for dental implants.

Dentures can significantly enhance a person’s ability to chew and speak. Certain foods can be difficult to consume when teeth are missing, and it may also make speaking unclear. Dentures are a practical and attractive way to replace missing teeth since they are manufactured specifically to fit the patient’s mouth. Dentures can improve chewing efficiency and speech articulation by restoring proper dental function.

Denture wearers typically require periodic adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and fit. When wearing dentures for the first time, more regular visits could be required as the gums and jawbone get used to the new appliance. Although the number of visits may lessen with time, it is still crucial to arrange routine dental checkups so that the dentist may evaluate the state of the dentures, address any discomfort or changes, and make any required corrections to ensure a suitable fit.

Implants cannot be created from dentures. Implants are metal screws that are inserted into the jawbone to support and secure dentures and artificial teeth. Existing dentures may be able to be stabilized and supported by implants that are positioned directly underneath the dentures. Only if the current dentures were otherwise in superb shape could this be accomplished.

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All-on-4® is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially involves the replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4 implants. Patients who have experienced significant bone loss in the back parts of the mouth benefit most from this operation.

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Actually, implants are most popularly used in patients who wear full dentures or partial dentures. A removable implant overdenture that essentially snaps on the implants can be supported and retained by dental implants. As a result, the partial or full denture is immobile, which lessens the need for denture adhesives and glue. Another option is to use dental implants to support a fixed denture, in which case the patient’s dentures are fastened to the implants using titanium components. Only the dentist can remove this from the mouth.

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Absolutely not! Our dentists have placed many implants in aged patients. The capacity to chew and enjoy your meal plays a significant role in maintaining your quality of life as you age. You can get this with our assistance.

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