Do I still need to visit the dentist if I have dentures?
Some people who have full dentures and no remaining natural teeth are under the impression that they no longer need to visit the dentist regularly. However, good oral health includes healthy gums and adequate bone to support the denture. The longer patients wear dentures, the more likely it becomes that the denture may begin to fit poorly due to hard and soft tissue changes. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to other health issues such as poor nutrition due to the difficulty in eating healthy foods as a result of their dentures not fitting properly. Regular preventive care can help lengthen the life of your denture and keep the foundation of your smile secure.
This patient came to our office about nine months ago to learn more about smile makeover options. We reviewed his x-rays and previous dental work and came up with a ... Read more