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Do I Still Need Dental Check-Ups if I wear Dentures?

Dentures have been the standby for replacing teeth for centuries, and today many people still wear either partials or full dentures. Because they can be removed – and because they’re completely artificial – patients may ask “Do I still need dental check-ups if I wear dentures?” The answer is an unequivocal yes. Dentures are no longer the only option for patients with missing teeth, but even if they were, regular check-ups would still be essential to the patient’s health. Here in Pasadena, dentures can be replaced using modern alternatives from local dentists with the right know-how, but you won’t know about such techniques unless you come in for regular check-ups.

Not Just Tooth Health But Mouth Health

Assuming you want to keep your dentures, regular check-ups are still needed because they ensure the health of the gums and jaw. Your jaw requires bone growth to remain healthy, growth that dentures don’t support. Dentures also tend to become uncomfortable after a time, requiring a check-up to help correct, not to mention the need to care for any remaining teeth you have. A good dentist can keep your mouth as healthy as possible, and provide treatment for any issues that arise from your dentures.

Dentures Aren’t the Only Option

Modern advancements provide numerous alternatives to dentures which you won’t know about unless you talk to your dentist.  Chief among these is the All-on-4® treatment concept, which can replace all of your missing teeth. The technique increases the biting and chewing strength to closely match that of your natural teeth, while halting the deterioration of bone tissue and maintaining the structure of your face. The All-on-4® treatment concept is a same-day procedure, and the replacement teeth are permanent.

Lytle, Tate & Stamper Provides Dental Check-Ups and Replacement Teeth

Pasadena dentures patients trust their mouth health to the experts at Lytle, Tate & Stamper. We’ll keep you healthy and comfortable with regular checkups, and when you’re ready, we’re here to help you explore exciting new denture alternatives to promote even better mouth health. Call us today for a consultation. You’ll be glad you did!