|Cleaning a removable denture|
Dental plaque forms on the surface of a denture. In order to maintain the hygiene of the mouth and denture, the denture should be taken out for cleaning every night.Denture cleaning
Wearing an unclean denture for a long period of time may lead to inflammation of the soft tissue under the denture with redness, swelling, pain, ulceration, etc. This condition is called "Denture induced Stomatitis".
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|Cleaning of implant supported false tooth|
Implant supported false teeth
A dental implant is a biocompatible (titanium) structure embedded in the jawbone as abutment which acts like the root of a tooth to support false teeth, such as crown, bridge or denture.
Cleaning of implant supported false tooth
Consequences of unclean implant supported false tooth
Implant supported false tooth can help to improve chewing ability. However, if oral self care is not appropriate, the gum around the implant may become inflamed, leading to development of peri-implantitis. Gradually, the implant may become mobile and even come out.