For those denture wearers with a full set of dentures, visiting a dentist or Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) may seem unnecessary. However, it is just as important that you visit a dental care professional now as it was when you had all of your own natural teeth.
These dental check ups and oral examinations play a big role in the early detection of cancer or infections and check ups should be scheduled for at least once a year, possibly more for smokers and alcohol drinkers.
The same rules apply for partial denture wearers. These check ups are vital for maintaining good oral health. Patients with natural teeth will be seen and treated in conjunction with a dentist.
Over time the mouth changes. Dentures become loose and some areas may begin to cause discomfort. In order for a denture to restore the form and function you desire, they need to be maintained and well fitted.
It is normal for dentures to fit differently over time, which in turn can lead to sore areas. If this occurs at any point, please contact one of our clinics to arrange an appointment with denture professionals.
Scheduling regular dental checkups
During your regular check ups, the soft tissues inside the mouth will be closely examined to ensure there are no abnormal signs or anything that raises concern with your Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) or Dentist.
If you have any concerns with regards to your denture, or your overall oral health, it is important that you schedule an appointment to visit one of our four denture clinics as soon as possible.
After care advice for denture wearers
Denture care at home is also important. Just as with dental check ups, it is recommended that you follow specific denture care advice for maintaining your dentures’ quality and hygiene.
Upon completion of treatment, we provide you with simple yet effective cleaning instructions and products to make the whole process a lot easier but if you are ever in doubt, we are always on hand to give advice over the phone on how to improve you general day-to-day at home denture care.
Cleaning the soft tissues and gums is a great thing to do to improve the health of the mouth too. It may seem funny to brush those areas even if there are no teeth present but taking good care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth.
Don’t skip out on that stage as it is a manageable way to increase hygiene and health of the oral cavity.
This is particularly important if you choose to wear your dentures at night. Although this is not the recommended advice, we understand that many people aren’t comfortable sleeping without them.
If this is you, please take extra time to thoroughly clean all of those gum areas to keep your tissues in tip top health.