Getting your dentures checked annually is not only important for the overall health of your mouth, but it helps to catch changes in the fit and function of your dentures that could be caused by underlying health issues and concerns.
Checking the Fit
Well-fitting dentures function the best, as they do not slip or irritate the mouth. During your annual checkup, your prosthetist will ensure a proper and comfortable denture fit and will schedule alterations if they need adjustments.
There are a few health risks that could arise due to ill-fitting dentures, including accelerated bone loss or damage to the supporting bones that support your dentures. Make sure that your dentures are not causing you irritation and pain by scheduling regular checkups.
What Can Cause the Changes?
There is a wide range of issues that lead to irregular denture fittings, including vitamin deficiencies, long-term illnesses, medications and various health problems. The good thing is that getting annual checkups can help you to catch and diagnose other related health issues.