If you have dentures, then why bother with dental appointments?
The reality is that you still need regular preventative and diagnostic care, even if you have no natural teeth left.
Your Denture Needs Maintenance
Your denture can develop small cracks over time that weaken it and provide a hideout for germs. Eventually, your denture can crack or cause sores on your mouth.
Also, your mouth changes shape as the jawbone shrinks under the pressure of a denture. Your denture won’t fit the way it used to unless you get it adjusted or re-lined by your dentist on a routine basis.
Regular preventative check-ups at the dental office will ensure that your denture stays in good working order for as long as possible.
Your Mouth Needs Checkups
If you don’t keep your mouth clean, you can develop sores and fungal infections. At regular checkups, your dentist will make sure your denture fits comfortably and that your current oral hygiene routine is working well for you. Those exams may also include x-rays and essential oral cancer screenings.
Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health
Whether you have teeth or not, your mouth is still an important part of your body. If you have an infection or disease going on in your mouth, then it can weaken your immune system. Bacteria left to grow under a denture can infect other parts of your body if they enter the bloodstream or airway.
If your denture is causing you discomfort, then you may even have trouble eating. A poor diet will result in nutritional deficiencies for your body.
Preventative dental visits will ensure that your mouth is healthy and that your denture fits well. Call a dentist near you today to plan a checkup.
Posted on behalf of:
Precision Digital Dentistry
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
How would you like it if you could have a low-profile denture that took up less space, and was permanently set in place in your mouth? With All on 4 Dentures, you can have just that!
The unique design of implant-supported dentures completely eliminates the large base or plate to which dentures are traditionally mounted. An implant-supported denture is horseshoe shaped, and is mounted directly onto 4 implants placed into the jawbone. Like other types of implant supported prosthesis, an All on 4 denture is permanently fixed to the dental implants and stays into place for the life of the appliance.
Eating and talking is much easier with an All on 4 dentures, because so much of your mouth is freed up. There’s no need to re-learn how to talk or chew with a large prosthesis in your mouth. The roof of your mouth is now free to experience the taste and texture of your food.
Your treatment process begins with an initial consultation to evaluate the health and quantity of existing bone structure in your jaws. If not enough bone is in place, a bone graft may be recommended. Your 4 titanium implants are then placed into the jaw as if they were the actual roots of teeth. Made of titanium, an implant root is very biocompatible and encourages your bone to naturally fuse to the prosthesis. It is very important to allow for enough healing time to take place prior to permanently mounting your All on 4 Denture into place. Up to 6 months may be necessary, but an interim denture can be worn during this time. Once healing is finished, your All on 4 Denture is cemented into place and you can enjoy your completely new, permanent smile!
Posted on behalf of North Point Periodontics
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