Patients with significant tooth loss can benefit from dentures at our Fort Worth, TX practice. While this solution is an excellent and affordable choice for restoring aesthetics and function, dentures can trigger certain oral health complications.
Today, our doctors discuss dentures and oral infections and explain how patients can avoid these issues.
Dentures, although strong and resilient, will not last forever. In fact, no matter what material your dentures are crafted from, they have an average lifespan of seven to 10 years.
As dentures age, they can develop tiny cracks and hairline fractures. These areas can harbor bacteria and cause dental complications, including oral infections.
This is one of the many reasons we recommend having your denture assessed at least once a year. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your prosthesis and adjust it for a proper fit, helping you avoid oral infections and other problems.
Individuals who wear dentures have a higher risk of developing oral infections, especially if their appliance is over 10 years old. Two of the common infections associated with dentures include:
If you notice signs of an oral infection, schedule a visit with your doctor right away. These conditions can be successfully treated with medications and improved denture care.
Of course, the best way to prevent oral infections is to care for your dentures properly. Here are a few recommendations:
If you wear dentures, know your risk for oral infections and other complications. If you suspect a denture-related issue is going on, schedule an appointment at our clinic today. Call us or contact Texas Denture Clinic online.