What is a dental implant or “Do you fancy steak”?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. This is firmly “implanted” in the jawbone and anchored there. The dental implant takes the place of the lost tooth root. Over time, the dental implant then grows firmly into the bone, just like your own tooth.
- The dental implant is firmly attached to the jaw and can therefore withstand strong pressure so that you can also eat solid food
- The dental implant is fitted with a crown or bridge for additional stability
- A powerful bite is possible with a dental implant, as well as chewing tough and solid foods, without fear that your teeth will not withstand it or that it will slip as with a removable denture.
- A dental implant can be placed quickly and safely even under local anesthesia, general anesthesia is not necessary, but is also available upon request or if needed.
Esthetics in implantology
Of course, we also pay attention to the esthetic aspects of your implant restoration. After the healing phase, the new artificial tooth roots are fitted with a crown or bridge that does not differ visually from the natural teeth.
With an implant-supported restoration, you can bite properly again. After the treatment, this works just like with your own natural teeth.
Fears was yesterday
As an implantologist for Wiesbaden and the surrounding area, it is important to us that you feel comfortable with us. For this reason, as with most dental operations, we can also provide numerous options.
In implantology in Wiesbaden, local anesthesia is just as possible as general anesthesia. If you wish to have an outpatient general anesthesia, we will be happy to do so in implantology in Wiesbaden. Talk to us, then we can go through all further measures together, so that you need have no fear! At Implantology for Wiesbaden and the Rhine-Main region you are in the right hands.
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5 SIMPLE STEPS TO CLEAN YOUR REMOABLE PROSTHESIS
Removable prostheses are structures that replace lost teeth, restoring important daily functions such as speech, chewing, swallowing, and aesthetics.
When staying in the mouth for long periods of time it is important to clean it ensuring maintenance and good oral health. It’s for this reason, that we recommend performing the following steps:
- After each meal, you should carefully remove the prosthesis and brush it with a soft brush using water and neutral soap. You must clean all its areas, both the part of the teeth and the pink one.
- To ensure that the prosthesis is completely clean, we advise you to submerge the denture in a glass of water for a few minutes with a special pill for disinfection. There are several commercial brands available both in pharmacies and supermarkets.
- It is important that you dry the prosthesis after the cleaning and store it at night and when you don’t use it in a box for protection. You should keep in mind that if you keep it moist you favor the growth of microorganisms and bacterias.
- You should never use products with bleach, baking soda, or even toothpaste as these promote deterioration and even staining over time.
- It is convenient that you go to the periodic reviews recommended by your dentist (every 6 months).
IMPORTANT NOTE: You should always remove the prosthesis to sleep, the gum should also rest. It also prevents the appearance of other oral diseases.If you need more information, don’t doubt to contact us and we will schedule an appointment with our specialists.
A daily cleaning routine is the easiest way to prevent the prosthesis from losing its original glossy white appearance.
In addition to the options already mentioned, the most effective way to remove discolouration on dentures is to have them professionally cleaned.
This is especially true for coffee and nicotine stains. Tobacco stains from smokers are often difficult to clean from dentures because smoking leaves stains over a long period of time. In general, discoloration from tobacco is very stubborn.
Professional denture cleaning at the dentist
Many denture wearers believe that unless they have a problem with their dentures, they never need to go to the dentist. However, the prosthesis should be professionally cleaned every year.
During this visit, the dentist will also assess the tissue supporting the prosthesis and the correct fit. Professional denture cleaning can remove more stubborn stains that your home care routine cannot.
But when is cleaning not enough to make a new denture necessary?
If you find that the prosthesis is chipped, cracked, or that one or more teeth have become loose, it definitely needs to be replaced. Because then not only is the fit impaired, the prosthesis can no longer be cleaned thoroughly.
Discoloration of the teeth is also a logical reason to replace your dentures. This can be avoided with the right care, but over time it can yellow or discolour somewhat. Especially for smokers it is sometimes no longer possible to clean the dentures satisfactorily.
Brush your dentures at least once a day. Soak them and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to remove food, plaque and other debris. If you use denture adhesive, clean the grooves that rest against your gums to remove adhesive residue. Do not use denture cleaners in your mouth.
Prepare a solution of half vinegar and half warm water in your denture cup or container. Then carefully place your dentures in the container, making sure they are completely covered with liquid. Let your dentures sit for a while so that the vinegar solution can soften the built-up tartar.