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Should You Still Have a Dental Checkup with Dentures?

do dentures need a dental checkup?You know routine appointments with your dentist are crucial for keeping your smile healthy; however, you’ve lost all your natural teeth. As a result, you may not believe you need to see a dentist for dental checkups with dentures, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are 5 reasons you need to see your dentist at least twice a year.

1. Maintain Your Dental Hygiene

Even if you’ve lost all your real teeth, your dental hygiene is still important because you’re at risk of gum disease and other oral health issues. Not to mention, food particles and plaque can get trapped in the hard-to-clean areas of your denture. This can lead to unpleasant odors and decrease the longevity of your denture. Your semi-annual appointment allows your dentist to ensure your mouth is healthy and your denture is clean.

2. Detect Common Oral Health Issues

Preventive visits also allow your dentist to monitor your oral health. Although you’ll no longer have a risk of cavities, there are still several other issues that can occur, like gum disease and oral cancer. There are some studies indicating an increased risk of oral cancer from poor-fitting dentures, so it’s best to see your dentist regularly for a screening.

3. Adjust the Fit of Your Denture

When you lose even a single tooth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate because it isn’t being stimulated by a root. After losing all your teeth, the hard and soft tissues will continue to change shape over time. Unfortunately, your dentures won’t automatically adjust, which can cause irritation and slipping. Your dentist can ensure your dentures continues to fit snuggly by making the necessary adjustments to accommodate the shrinkage of your jawbone and gums.

4. Promote the Longevity of Your Dentures

On average, dentures need to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years. Since they experience daily wear and tear from biting and chewing, it’s not uncommon for a denture to break. In some cases, it can even warp from being exposed to various things, like hot beverages. Visiting your dentist often can promote the longevity of your dentures. They can help you learn how to properly care for your smile at home while also providing the necessary maintenance to prolong the life of your dentures.

5. Boost Your Confidence

Your dentist will ensure your dentures always look and feel their best. You’ll give your confidence a boost knowing they are clean, aesthetically pleasing, and fit comfortably. You can chew, speak, and smile without any worry.

Safeguard Your Denture

If you’ve treated your tooth loss with a denture, don’t wait to see your dentist. Semi-annual appointments will help safeguard your smile from any unnecessary complications.

About Dr. Greg Ritchie

Dr. Ritchie earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He has undergone advanced training in many specialties, like sedation dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. He provides personalized solutions for each patient. If it’s time for your next preventive appointment, contact our office today.


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