It’s made of artificial tissue, after all, so why bother taking exceptional care of your tooth replacement? Whether it’s a denture, bridge, or implant does it really matter? Can’t you just let natural wear and tear take its course and then replace the prosthetic once it’s time? We understand that the chance to kick back and relax with your smile sounds nice. Unfortunately, it’s not realistic and can actually lead to severe consequences. We’re happy to fill you in on the details!
Bacteria Buildup On The Prosthetic
Let’s give you an example. If you never clean your denture, it’s going to become covered in bacteria. That bacteria will grow and will start to smell fairly awful. You’ll place it in your mouth and take it out, then place it back in. When you wear it, it will make your breath smell bad, too, and will not do your oral health any favors!
Bacteria Accumulation In Your Mouth
When you’re not cleaning your tooth replacement, it’s gathering bacteria when it’s in your mouth. This is bad news for your smile because while it might not ruin the prosthetic, the bacteria will lead to problems like inflammation, periodontal disease, decay, and infection for the tissues in your mouth!
Replacements Aren’t Always So Simple
Remember that you don’t just call us up and ask for a new bridge and come in for a quick replacement. Since your smile tends to change in very small ways over time, replacing your tooth replacement device may mean a new examination, a new round of impressions, and placement. Keep in mind: With a bridge, you’ll need your teeth to remain healthy, so we can bond it in place. As for implants, failure is serious! The posts bond with your jawbone, so they’re not something that can be “switched out.”
Receive Care Tips For Prosthetics During Visits
Come in for the care you need to replace missing teeth and to keep those replacements in beautiful condition. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223.