Annual Exam

Why is having an annual exam important?

Even though you take proper care of your dentures at home, a dental professional needs to examine them at least once a year.

This preventive procedure is necessary as it can help identify any problems with your dentures or your oral health before they become worse.

Performing a denture examination will help keep your dentures lasting as long as possible. Your dentures are an important part of your life and therefore require the care and attention they deserve to be long-lasting.

Over time, it is not uncommon for dentures to not fit as well as they used to or start to break. This makes annual denture examinations essential to your good oral health.

What happens during an annual exam?

Examination

Your denturist will We will examine your: Oral structures, TMJ, Lips, Oral Mucosa, Tongue and Denture.

Cleaning

Your denturist will clean the denture by removing the hard and soft bacterial buildups on the teeth. They will use various dental tools to remove the buildup.

Polishing

After removing all of the bacteria deposits, your denturist will use a polishing paste to polish the surface of the denture. The goal is to leave the surface as smooth and shiny as possible. This polishing process creates a smooth surface which makes it hard for bacteria and staining to build up.

Education

Your denturist will give you instructions and tips on cleaning your denture at home. This is the perfect time to have all of your denture questions answered.

Goodies

You will receive a new denture brush, denture case and denture cleaner. .

Add a VELscope screening to your exam

The VELscope helps find oral disease early, including precancer and cancer, when it’s easier to treat.

One of the VELscope’s most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to oral cancer.

How Does it Work?

  • The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissue of your mouth.
  • Natural fluorescence, seen through the VELscope, helps us to see disease not visible with the naked eye.
  • The VElscope can help us discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light.

If any abnormalities are found, we will send our findings to a specialist from VELscope and will write you a referral to your doctor.

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