Exams and Maintenance of Dentures
For optimum performance of dental dentures, maintenance and care are required. You should always make sure your dental dentures are clean and smooth, as even slight damage to the denture can harm its functionality. An annual denture examination will ensure the proper functioning of your denture and ideal oral health.
Dental and Medical History
At every visit, Kane and Kerper dentists in Oxnard recommend that patients update their dental and medical history, as various dental and medical conditions can affect the fit of dentures. Updating your dentist about changes in your medical history is important to help them tailor your treatment according to your unique needs.
Annual Dental Exam
The annual dental exam helps diagnose oral abnormalities, periodontal conditions, precancerous lesions, etc. Detecting these abnormalities at an early stage can stop progression and minimize damage.
If you feel any abnormality in your gums or teeth, contact Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Oxnard to schedule an oral examination.
Bone and Tissue Assessment
Poor denture fitting may cause changes in bone and tissue that require immediate attention to prevent damage to the gums. We assess bone and tissue health and recommend dental solutions that can improve your oral health.
Comfort and Fit of Dentures
Speech impediments, irritation in tissue, and problems with chewing food are a result of ill-fitting dentures. If left unchecked, these problems can cause complications in the future.
Kane and Kerper dentists in Oxnard will examine your gums for any underlying cause of pain or discomfort and assess the dentures’ condition for breakage or cracks to suggest solutions.
Overview of Denture Exam
- Review of dental and medical history
- Oral examination to diagnose disease, decay, or cavity
- Bone and tissue assessment
- Examination of denture bite and stability
- Thorough cleaning and relining of denture
- Review of your oral hygiene