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. Patrick Sweeney will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
Overview of Your Exam
- Update of medical and dental history charts
- An examination of your oral cavity (mouth)
- Tissue and bone assessment
- Denture stability and bite examination
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review
Medical and Dental History
Updating your medical records 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 dentures fit.
Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is generally beneficial for treatment.
Tissue and Bone Evaluation
Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes that need to be corrected for your oral health. Our practice can assess and recommend solutions to suit your personal needs.
Comfort, Fit & Integrity Check-up for Dentures
Bite problems, speech impediments, and tissue irritations can be caused by an ill-fitting denture and should be remedied. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Dr. Patrick Sweeney can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and then suggest best solutions as needed.