If you’ve gotten dentures, you might think that you never need to go to a dentist again. In reality you need to see a dentist every year, even if you don’t have any teeth. A dentist treats much more than just teeth. They are in charge of your overall oral health. Here are some reasons you need to see a dentist when you have dentures.
Check for Bone Loss
When you have your annual visit with your dentist, they will probably take x-rays. Why take pictures of your mouth if you don’t have any teeth to show? Because the x-ray will also show the health and shape of your jawbone. If you are experiencing bone loss, it could be due to the wear of your dentures or something more serious like advanced periodontal disease. [Read more…]