Many patients believe that if they have full/partial dentures or denture implants, it means they no longer have to schedule regular visits to their denture clinic. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Regular dental visits are very important for maintaining good oral health, even with dentures and will allow your denturist to:

  • Perform necessary oral cancer screenings
  • Check your bone levels
  • Check your dentures for signs of wear

At Future Smiles denture clinic, we are committed to our patient’s dental and overall well-being and offer comprehensive denture services from custom tooth replacement products to denture repairs at affordable prices.

 

6 Reasons To Keep Visiting The Denture Clinic When You Have Dentures

Continuing with good dental hygiene practices is very important if you wear full/partial dentures or denture implants. This is to lower your risk of developing serious oral problems and keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy.

Here are 6 reasons why you should make regular trips to your denture clinic if you wear dentures:

1, Gum Disease Prevention

Even if you wear full dentures and no longer have your natural teeth, you still have gums and failing to take care of them can lead to serious gum infections. In fact, infected gums can:

  • Contribute to your risk of heart disease
  • Increase your risk of developing certain cancers
  • Accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Regular visits to your denture clinic can ensure that your dental care professional checks for any signs of gum disease and helps prevent or treat it as soon as it develops.

2. Maintain the Condition of Your Dentures

Just like your natural teeth, your full/partial dentures need proper maintenance to give you the best service. Visiting your Calgary denture clinic will give you the opportunity to learn more about denture care and how to take care of your gums and remaining teeth.

 
3. Bite Evaluation

Your dentures or denture implants are designed to perform the same role as your teeth in supporting your facial structure and jaw. If they don’t fit together correctly, it can lead to the development of TMJ or sleep apnea.

As time passes and your dentures wear down, and as your body loses bone in response to the dentures, your bite can change. Therefore, it’s important to get your bite evaluated regularly. This will ensure that your replacement teeth are holding your jaw in a healthy position.

4. Oral Cancer Screening

Whether you have full or partial dentures, it’s important to remember that oral cancer can develop in people without teeth, too. And in some cases, more often, given that poorly-fitting dentures can contribute to an elevated cancer risk.

Regular visits to your denture clinic will allow your dental care professional to spot the early signs of cancer and address it when it’s most treatable.

 
5. Adjustment/Repairs

No matter the quality of your dentures, they will inevitably become worn over time and can lose their fit as your body removes bone from under them. Regular dental visits will allow your denturist to make sure they are still in good shape and fitting correctly.

At Future Smiles denture clinic, we offer FREE denture repair services for the first 3-6 months, depending on the type of tooth replacement option you have chosen.

In addition, our denturists will advise you on best care practices for dentures to keep your mouth and gums healthy as well as ensure the longevity of your replacement teeth.

6. Consider New Options

Maybe you don’t want dentures anymore - or you want them altered slightly. Visiting your denturist regularly allows you to keep an open dialogue with them, putting you in the ideal position to learn about tooth replacement options that can improve or even replace your dentures, such as denture implants.

Some of the incredible benefits of denture implants include:

  • Look, feel and function more like your natural teeth
  • Have a longer lifespan
  • Are fixed permanently so there is no need for messy adhesives
  • No diet restrictions, so you can eat what you love
  • Protects against future bone loss
 

Call Today

To find out more about the costs & benefits of our various tooth replacement options from partial dentures to denture implants, contact our SW Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

 
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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.