Meramec Family Dentistry

DENTURE EXAMS & MAINTENANCE IN ARNOLD, MO

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Your dentures are an investment. They require the proper care and maintenance to maintain their optimum performance. The way your dentures fit affects your oral tissues and your health. An annual examination by Dr. Mandefro will help ensure your denture is functioning properly.

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MEDICAL AND DENTAL HISTORY

Keep your medical and dental history up-to-date with changes. This helps maintain your oral health and wellness. Various medical and dental conditions can alter how your dentures fit.

ORAL EXAM

Annual denture examinations can help detect dental problems including cancerous and precancerous lesions. Early detection and diagnosis of issues are important for prompt treatment.

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TISSUE AND BONE

Ill-fitting full dentures or partial dentures may rub and cause bone and tissue changes. If your device does not fit correctly, it needs to be corrected for your oral health. Our team can assess your mouth and make recommendations based on your needs.

COMFORT, FIT, AND INTEGRITY OF DENTURES

Poorly fitting dentures can cause problems with your bite, speech, and tissue irritation. Untreated, this can lead to more complicated problems. Dr. Mandefro can assess your partial or complete dentures for cracks, chips, and broken or loose teeth.

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OVERVIEW OF EXAM

Expect the following during your annual denture 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

Contact Meramec Family Dentistry for your annual denture exam in our Arnold, MO office. A well-fitting, properly functioning appliance is crucial for your oral health.

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