Your dentures are crucial to the way you look and feel, and contribute greatly to your quality of life. That’s why it’s important to maintain your dentures to ensure they are always in optimal condition.

To determine whether or not it is time to visit the denturist, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I having difficulty chewing food?
  • Am I having difficulty speaking?
  • Am I always biting the side of my mouth or cheek?
  • Are my gums red and inflamed?
  • Are my dentures cracked or chipped
  • Have I been wearing my dentures for over 5 years?

At our Calgary denture clinic, we offer comprehensive denture services including repairs and adjustments to ensure that you always have a perfect, natural fit.

Learn More: Complete Denture Solutions in Calgary

 

Why Should I Schedule Annual Checkups With My Denturist?

Most patients understand the need for yearly dental checkups. If you wear dentures, it’s also important to visit your denturist on a regular basis to ensure the comfort and stability of your dentures and, more importantly, to protect your oral health.

Here are a few reasons why you need to schedule regular denture checkups:

1. Natural Changes in Your Mouth

Over time, your mouth undergoes many natural changes including tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone. When this occurs, your dentures will no longer fit the same way and may cause you significant discomfort.

Read More: Do My Dentures Need Replacing?

2.Detection of Oral Conditions

During your annual checkup with your denturist, they are able to examine your mouth and detect the existence of oral cancer or any other abnormal oral conditions and ensure you receive the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.

Read More: 7 Ways Your Health Affects Your Dentures

3. Fit & Bite of Existing Dentures

Worn-out dentures can cause improper fit or bite which in turn can lead to other problems such as sores and inflamed gums. In addition, dentures that don’t fit correctly can make it difficult to eat and speak comfortably and may affect your appearance.

Learn More: 5 Common Denture Problems & How To Fix Them

4. What To Expect During Your Annual Denture Checkup

Regular maintenance and check-ups not only ensure the health of your mouth and supporting tissue but also ensure the maximum life expectancy for your dentures.

During a comprehensive denture checkup, your denturist is likely to:

  • Update your dental and medical history
  • Perform an oral examination of your teeth and gums
  • Check the integrity of your dentures
  • Check the stability and bite of your dentures
  • Check for any stains, chips and cracks
  • Clean your dentures and get rid of any plaque
  • Review your oral hygiene procedures and give denture care advice
  • Check the aesthetics of your denture

Learn More

 To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Calgary denture clinic, contact us today at 403-475-0016.

Share this Post:

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.