Why Do I Still Need to See the Dentist If I Have No More Teeth?

10 Aug 2018

Why Do I Still Need to See the Dentist If I Have No More Teeth?

If you have no more teeth, you may wonder if you still need to see your dentist. The answer is yes, you do. Whether you have no teeth, or whether you have replaced them with dentures or implants, the importance of keeping up with your dental appointments can never be overstressed.

Dentures

Most patients who lose all their teeth opt to replace them with dentures. It is essential to maintain regular dental appointments to ensure that your dentures fit well and remain comfortable. With time, you may find that your dentures become loose as your jawbone begins to recede, meaning that the dentures that once fit snugly don’t fit right anymore. That may cause difficulty with chewing and speaking, discomfort, and a feeling that your dentures are not secure. When you come in for your appointment, we may need to reline your dentures and will make any adjustments or repairs necessary to ensure their proper fit and comfort.

Dental implants

Dental implants offer an excellent restorative option for those missing their teeth. They feel so natural that you won’t even realize they are there. Dental implants and crowns, along with bridges or dentures attached to them, look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. They require regular checkups and cleanings to make sure they stay healthy for years to come.

Oral Cancer Screening

It’s imperative that you have regular oral cancer screenings for early detection and treatment. Oral cancer presents a danger to your oral health, and its prevention has nothing to do with whether or not you have any teeth. If detected early, oral cancer can be treatable. If it goes unnoticed and continues to advance, it has a high mortality rate. Keeping up with your dental appointments can potentially be a life saver.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Contact your Prosthodontists, the teeth restoration specialists, at Scottsdale Esthetic & Implant Dentistry today. We will discuss any restorative dentistry options if you would like to replace missing teeth, and will make sure to monitor your oral health. We are all about your wellness and comfort! Call today!