If you have any natural teeth remaining, whether you wear a partial denture
) or you don't, it is important to go to the dentist every six months. If you are wearing a full denture, you know how nice it would be, if you had just a few teeth left there to help support it- so looking after your remaining teeth is incredibly important.
If you have no teeth and wear a full set of dentures
, it would be a good idea to see a dentist about once a year. Regular examinations of your mouth and dentures are needed as your gums and underlying jaw bone will slowly change shape. Your dentures will also wear, requiring adjustments to prevent problems further down the track.
A denture reline
may be needed every few years and a replacement denture once in a while. Oral pathology and problems such as angelar chelitis, oral thrush, oral cancer
, denture stomatitis
and other conditions can be picked up at such appointments and treated. Some are obviously more serious than others, and how early they are picked up, can make a big difference to the treatment needed and the ultimate outcome.