Do I still need to go to the dentist if I have dentures?
Many patients think that if they no longer have any teeth, there's no need to see a dentist. But this isn't true! Even if you have full dentures, it's very important to visit your Amherst, NH dentist Dr. Edwards regularly for an examination and to check the fit of your dentures.
Problems With Your Dentures
Poorly fitted dentures can cause many problems. They can slip and pop loose when you talk or eat. They can require prolonged use of dental adhesives just to keep them in place. They can also do damage to the underlying bone structure that supports them when they don't fit right.
Over time, the shape of your mouth will change, and your dentures will need to be adjusted every few months to ensure they continue to fit properly. Regular dental visits are also necessary for the good of your gums! We want to keep your mouth healthy and happy, and we can only do that if you visit our Amherst dental office on a regular basis.
Proper Denture Maintenance
If you have partial dentures, we need to ensure that your remaining teeth are staying healthy and clean. Partials can add stress to your natural teeth, especially if they aren't adjusted to fit right. This can lead to additional tooth loss if it's not corrected. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly for adjustments, whether you wear partial or full dentures.
If you're overdue for a dental examination, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.