Do I still need to go to the dentist if I have dentures?
Periodic dental checkups are still needed even if you don’t have teeth. It is vital that your dentures be checked and periodically relined to a precise fit. This reduces the amount of jaw bone that is lost.
Instead of every 4-6 months, your dentist often may recommend only annual checkups.
An oral cancer examination will be done. Wear and fit of the denture will be checked. And your denture will be cleaned professionally. If you have dental implants supporting your denture the attachments are sometimes unscrewed and cleaned and checked for wear and tear.
A little bit of prevention with your denture can prolong their usefulness and keep several mouth conditions like growth, fungus and jaw bone loss from plaguing the average denture wearer.