A common question we hear and a topic we take great care in discussing with our patients who have dentures is- “Why do I need to come to the dentist regularly if I don’t have any natural teeth and I’m not experiencing any discomfort from my denture”?
The following are Dr. Morris’ top three (3) reasons why you should make regular dental visits even if you have no remaining natural teeth.
Many oral diseases affect your tissue (gums) and bone but not your teeth. During your exam Dr. Morris is looking for changes in color, inflammation, sores, lumps, bleeding, and any condition that is unusual for a patient of your age and general health. Regular examinations by Dr. Morris will ensure that any unusual spots are identified early, giving you an increased change to be successfully treated.
Did you know that you shouldn’t have to use a lot of denture adhesives to keep your denture in place? It is normal for your oral tissue to change over time which also changes the fit of your denture. Most people simply add more denture adhesives and become used to needing them to keep the denture in place. Regular visits with Dr. Morris allow him to evaluate and provide options to improve your denture and make the necessary adjustments to reduce the need for use of adhesives. Also, if your denture is not fitting properly it can make it difficult to eat some of your favorite foods and maintain the proper nutrition essential for maintaining the healthy and active lifestyle you enjoy.
Most importantly, we want you to love your teeth and be comfortable, regular visits allow us to help you lengthen the life of your denture, keep your oral tissue healthy and your smile big!
If you have not had a visit recently and are now thinking that your denture could fit better give us a call today!