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Jan
26

Why You Should Bring Your Dentures In for a Check-Up

Posted in Dentures

Dentures are one option for replacing missing teeth in your mouth.  These are removable, false teeth that are made out of metal, plastic or nylon materials.  They are specifically made to fit over your gums in your individual mouth.  Sometimes, people mistakenly think that since they have “fake teeth” they no longer need to visit their dentist for a check-up.  This is simply not true.  Whether you have full or partial dentures, bringing them in for regular check-ups are very important.

What are some reasons why you should bring your dentures in for check-up visits?

  • Your gums and jawbone will shrink over time.  After a while, your dentures may not fit like they had before.  Your dentist would need to adjust or replace the dentures to make sure they fit correctly in your mouth.
  • Dentures can break or get worn out so it is important for your dentist to examine your dentures regularly to make sure they are in good condition so they can function properly
  • Dentists can help you with any issues you may be having, since they are aware of how dentures are supposed to function

Dentures are made to last a long time but it also depends on how well you take care of your dentures.  Along with routine check-ups, your dentures and gums should be cleaned daily at home.

Do you have full or partial dentures?  Do you feel discomfort when you wear them?  In any case, always make sure to bring your dentures in to your next dental exam appointment to have them examined along with the other tissues in your mouth.

Posted on behalf of:
Pacific Sky Dental
6433 Mission St
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 353-3130

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