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 effect on your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by Karen Knight DDS will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
Medical and dental history
Updating your medical and dental history with any significant changes is critical to maintaining your oral health and well-being. A variety of medical and dental conditions can alter a denture’s fit.
Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is always beneficial and may save your life.
Tissue and bone
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 and optimize your oral care.
Comfort, fit, and integrity of dentures
Bite problems, speech impediments and tissue irritations can be caused by an ill-fitting denture and should be remedied right away. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to more complicated and costly situations in the future. Karen Knight DDS can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest solutions.
Overview of exam
- Update of medical and dental history
- An examination of your oral cavity
- Tissue and bone assessment
- Denture stability and bite examination
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review