Denture Exams & Maintenance
Your dentures are an investment and require care and attention to maintain their optimum performance. The fit of your dentures will profoundly affect your oral tissues and health. An annual examination by Janet A. Zingale, DDS or Michael J. Zingale, DDS will help ensure your denture functions 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 a dentures fit.
Annual examinations allow us to detect oral abnormalities including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Early detection of these conditions is generally beneficial for treatment.
Tissue and bone
Ill-fitting dentures may cause bone and tissue changes and need to be corrected for your oral health. Our practice can assess and recommend solutions to suit your personal needs.
Comfort, fit, and integrity of dentures
Ill fitting dentures can cause bite problems, speech impediments, and tissue irritations. Leaving this condition unchecked can lead to complicated situations in the future. Janet A. Zingale, DDS or Michael J. Zingale, DDS can assess your dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth and suggest solutions.
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 your denture
- Oral hygiene review