Exams & Maintenance

Exams & Maintenance

Denture exams and maintenance involve regular checkups and care procedures performed by dental professionals to ensure the optimal fit, function, and condition of dentures. During these exams, our dentists in Lemoore, CA, assess the fit of the dentures, check for signs of wear or damage, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure comfort and effectiveness. These are followed by maintenance procedures that may include cleaning, polishing, and repairing dentures as needed.  

These exams are crucial for detecting issues early, preventing discomfort and oral health problems, and ensuring the dentures' longevity. By staying proactive with denture exams and maintenance, individuals can enjoy a comfortable fit, improved oral health, and enhanced overall well-being. 

What Can You Expect during Denture Exams and Maintenance? 

During a denture exam, your dentist will carefully evaluate the fit of your dentures to ensure they provide optimal comfort and functionality. They will assess whether your dentures are correctly aligned with your gums and natural teeth and check for any signs of looseness or instability. If adjustments are needed to improve the fit, your dentist will make them to ensure the dentures are snug and secure. 

Our dentist will examine the health of your oral tissues, including your gums, palate, and tongue, to check for any signs of irritation, inflammation, or infection. Ill-fitting dentures can cause pressure points or sore spots on the gums, leading to discomfort and potential oral health issues. Your dentist will address any concerns and recommend maintaining healthy oral tissues while wearing dentures.

During the exam, your dentist will inspect your dentures for signs of wear, damage, or deterioration. Over time, dentures may experience normal wear and tear, such as changes in shape, cracks, chips, or broken clasps. Identifying and addressing these issues early is crucial for preventing further damage and ensuring the longevity of your dentures.

As part of denture maintenance, your dentist or dental hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your dentures. This involves removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the denture surface using specialized instruments and cleaning solutions. Professional cleaning helps keep your dentures bright and fresh while preventing bacterial growth and oral infections.

During your denture exam and maintenance appointment, your dentist will also provide valuable oral health education and tips for caring for your dentures at home. They may demonstrate proper brushing techniques, recommend denture cleaning products, and advise on maintaining healthy oral hygiene habits. Additionally, your dentist may address any concerns or questions about wearing dentures and offer solutions to common issues. 

If your dentures require adjustments or repairs, our dentist at Dr. Riemer Dental Group will perform these procedures during the exam and maintenance appointment. Whether adjusting the fit, replacing broken components, or repairing damage, our dentist will ensure your dentures function properly and comfortably. Prompt attention to any issues helps prevent discomfort and ensures that your dentures continue to meet your needs.

The Vital Importance of Denture Exams & Maintenance

Ensuring Proper Fit and Function

One of the primary benefits of denture exams and maintenance in Lemoore, CA, is the assurance of a proper fit and optimal functionality. Over time, changes in the jawbone structure or denture wear can affect the fit of dentures, leading to discomfort, instability, and impaired chewing ability. Regular exams allow dentists to assess the fit of dentures and make necessary adjustments to ensure a snug and comfortable fit, enabling individuals to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Preventing Oral Health Issues

Denture exams allow dentists to evaluate the oral health of individuals wearing dentures and identify potential issues early. Ill-fitting dentures can cause irritation, inflammation, and sore spots on the gums, increasing the risk of oral infections and complications. By addressing these concerns during exams and maintenance appointments, dentists can prevent oral health problems and promote the overall well-being of denture wearers. Contact us today!

Detecting and Addressing Wear or Damage

Regular maintenance appointments allow dentists to inspect dentures for signs of wear, damage, or deterioration and take proactive measures to address these issues. Cracks, chips, or broken components can compromise dentures' functionality and aesthetics, leading to discomfort and dissatisfaction. Denture exams enable dentists to identify wear or damage early and perform repairs or adjustments to ensure that dentures continue to meet the wearer's needs. 

Enhancing Comfort and Quality of Life

Well-maintained dentures enhance comfort and improve the quality of life for individuals wearing them. Denture exams and maintenance appointments allow dentists to address any discomfort or dissatisfaction experienced by denture wearers and make necessary modifications to improve comfort and functionality. By ensuring dentures fit correctly and function optimally, individuals can enjoy greater comfort and confidence in their daily activities.

Denture Maintenance Tips

  • Clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled denture brush and mild denture cleaner. Avoid using abrasive toothpaste or harsh cleaners that could damage the denture surface. 
  • When not wearing your dentures, store them in a denture-soaking solution or plain water to keep them moist and prevent warping.
  • Handle your dentures with care to avoid accidental damage or breakage. If they slip from your grasp, hold them over a soft towel or basin of water to cushion them.
  • Avoid biting or chewing on complex objects, and refrain from using your dentures to open packages or bottles.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist to ensure your dentures' proper fit and function. Your dentist can address any issues promptly and make necessary adjustments to keep your dentures comfortable and functional.

Denture exams and maintenance are integral components of comprehensive dental care and provide many benefits for individuals wearing dentures. If you wear dentures, visit Dr. Riemer Dental Group at 446 C St, Lemoore, CA 93245, or call (559) 924-2520 to prioritize regular exams and maintenance appointments. You will reap these invaluable benefits and enjoy a healthy, comfortable smile for years to come.

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