DENTURE EXAMS & MAINTENANCE
Your dentures are an investment and require care and attention to maintain their optimum performance. The fit of your dentures will have a profound affect on your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by Dr. Erny will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
MEDICAL AND DENTAL HISTORY UPDATE
Updating your medical and dental history with any significant changes is critical to maintaining your oral health. Various medical and dental conditions can alter a dentures fit.
ANNUAL ORAL EXAM
Annual examinations are needed for detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is generally beneficial for long term treatment.
TISSUE AND BONE ASSESSMENT
Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes and need to be corrected for your oral health. Our practice can assess and recommend solutions to suit your personal needs.
COMFORT, FIT, AND INTEGRITY OF DENTURES
Bite problems, difficulty eating, speech impediments or gum irritations can be caused by an ill-fitting denture and should be remedied. Leaving these conditions unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Dr. Erny can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest treatment options.
DENTURE EXAM OVERVIEW
- Update of medical and dental history
- A clinical examination of your oral cavity
- Radiographic tissue and bone assessment
- Denture stability and bite examination
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review