Denture Exams & Maintenance
Why would I need a denture exam?
Your dentures are an investment and require care and attention to perform best. The fit of your dentures will have a profound effect on your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by Dr. Watts will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous soft tissue lesions.
Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes and should be corrected for good oral health. Dr. Watts can assess and recommend solutions to suit your personal needs.
Bite problems, speech impediments, and tissue irritations can be caused by an ill-fitting denture and should be remedied. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Dr. Watts can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest solutions.
What is a denture exam?
- Review of your medical and dental history
- An examination of your mouth and any remaining teeth or implants
- Tissue and bone assessment
- Denture stability and bite examination
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review