The Importance Of An Annual Appointment At Your Denture Clinic

The Importance Of An Annual Appointment At Your Denture Clinic

Wearing dentures doesn’t mean you get to stop caring for your oral health. In fact, denture wearers need to take care of both their mouth (whether or not they have any remaining natural teeth) as well as their dentures. To help with both of these, you should follow the instructions of your denturist and also schedule annual checkups at your denture clinic. Regular visits to the denture clinic give you the opportunity to ask any questions, to make sure your mouth is healthy, and to prevent any developing conditions from getting worse. Here are some of the reasons visiting your denturist annually is so important.

Why Visit Your Denture Clinic Annually

Oral Health
You should visit your denturist annually for the same reason you should visit your dentist regularly even if you wear dentures: to ensure good oral health. When you wear dentures, your mouth is still susceptible to bacteria and it needs to be cleaned regularly, as do your dentures. This involves a strict bedtime and morning routine of brushing any remaining teeth and your gums, as well as thoroughly cleaning your dentures. Taking care of your gum health helps to prevent the buildup of bacteria that can cause gum diseases, and taking care of your dentures can also help prevent bacteria buildup under the dentures, sore spots, and uncomfortable denture wear.

During an annual visit to your denture clinic, your denturist will check the tissues of your mouth including your gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips, to ensure that your dentures are not causing any problems and that bacteria is not accumulating. If your denturist does see any problems, they may suggest further treatment from your dentist or family doctor, depending on the issue.

Going to the denture clinic offers you a chance to get any necessary relines or adjustments that can help make your mouth more comfortable. While misaligned dentures are sometimes very obvious because they create sore spots or make chewing more challenging, some shifts or issues are less noticeable and you may not realize that your bite has changed until your denturist corrects your dentures. These corrections can make your mouth feel better right away, but they can also help keep your mouth and jaw comfortable for years to come.

Denture Longevity
When you visit the denture clinic annually, you are getting a professional to examine the state of your dentures. Your denturist will check to ensure that your bite is proper, your denture is stable, and there are no signs of cracks, other damage, and more. Your denturist can recommend smaller repairs and denture care to help you avoid larger, more expensive denture repairs later. They can also give you recommendations for products and practices that can help to ensure denture longevity and increased denture comfort.


Visit Future Smiles Denture Clinic For Denture Checkups

Keeping your mouth clean, comfortable, and safe is the top priority at Future Smiles Denture Clinic. Our staff is here for any questions you have and any denture adjustments or repairs you may need. When you get your dentures from Future Smiles Denture Clinic, the first year of adjustments and repairs is FREE so that your dentures fit comfortably and naturally. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: What is the typical lifespan of dentures?
A: The life of your dentures will depend on several factors, including the material the denture is made out of and how the denture is cared for. For example, a set of dentures may last 5 to 10 years, but it depends what type of tooth is used. To ensure a stable functional denture remains that way is to keep up with denture relines regularly and to avoid denture damage to prolong the life of your dentures.

Q: How do you know if your dentures fit right?
A: The easiest way to know if your dentures are fitting right is to see if there have been any changes since you had them inserted by your denturist. A general rule of thumb for full dentures is that the top one should suction smoothly to the roof of your mouth while the bottom one should stay securely in your mouth against the bottom gums.

Q: I’m looking for affordable denture solutions. What options do I have?
A: At Future Smiles Dentures Clinic, we know that Calgarians are looking for low-cost, stress-free denture payment plans. This is why we offer affordable denture solutions, including direct billing and financing.

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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.

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