Denture Exams & Maintenance
Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants in Winston-Salem, NC
Your dentures are an investment and require care to maintain their optimum performance. The fit of your dentures will have a profound effect on your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by Dr's. John P. Pruitt, David E. Miller, Robert P. Stowe, Jason M. Steinbicker or L. Beth Link Taylor will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.
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 the fit of dentures.
Annual examinations can assist in detecting oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is always beneficial for treatment.
Tissue and bone
Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes that may need to be corrected for your oral health. Our highly trained dentists can assess these changes 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 ill-fitting dentures and should be remedied as soon as possible. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complications in the future. At Winston Smiles, we can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and then suggest the appropriate treatment.
Overview of exam
- Update of Medical and dental history chart
- An examination of your oral cavity
- Tissue and bone assessment
- Denture stability and bite examination
- Cleaning and polishing of your denture
- Oral hygiene review