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 Nick Ruggiero, DMD will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
Overview of Denture Exam
- Update of Medical and Dental history chart
- An examination of your oral cavity
- Tissue and bone assessment
- Denture Examination: Stability and bite
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review
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 dentures fit.
Oral Exam to Evaluate Your Health
Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is generally beneficial for treatment.
Assessment of Oral 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.
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. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Nick Ruggiero, DMD can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest solutions.