FAQ: How do I know when to replace my denture?
Many factors can contribute to the life of your denture/partial. However, most dentures will need to be replaced every 5-7 years.
At Renew Denture Clinic, we know every mouth changes over time, and it can, in fact, be harmful to your health to wear an ill-fitting denture/partial denture. In order to offer the best possible care to our patients, we offer annual checkups to ensure that your denture is fitting and functioning well. It is our hope that during your annual checkup, we can determine that your denture/partial denture is fitting and functioning well and that there is no need for adjustment.
However, if there is a fit or function issue, we will be available to offer treatment options to keep your denture/partial denture working well for you as long as possible.
Some signs that your denture/partial should be checked include the following:
- Constant or worsening sore spots
- Constant biting of cheeks or tongue
- Loose, or falling out
- Difficulty chewing
- Consistently finding food stuck in your denture
- Aesthetics changed since denture was new
- Change in facial features since denture was new i.e. Lips, mouth, or jaw appearing thinner, sagging, etc.
- Difficulty cleaning/freshening denture
- Bone loss or tissue softening
- Headaches, neck, joint or ear pain
- Worn teeth
- Any damage or noticeable changes to denture such as a break, crack, chip, or loose tooth
- Removing denture when eating or doing any normal activities
- You resist wearing your denture whenever possible
- It has been longer than two years since you’ve had a checkup
Both the ageing process and any loss of natural teeth can cause vast changes for any mouth – many of which are unseen by the untrained eye. One of the changes denturists focus on the most is the amount of pressure against the bones. When this pressure is reduced or not applied correctly, bone loss can occur quickly. Even when pressure is applied properly by a well-fitting denture, bone loss will still occur slowly, and may not be obvious until after the denture is adjusted or replaced. Our job is to make sure that we provide you with a denture that helps minimize this bone loss as much as possible to help you maintain not only comfort and functionality, but overall oral health for many years to come.
Please note: You can seriously damage your dentures and harm your health by trying to adjust, reline, or repair your denture yourself. We are committed to helping our patients maintain their oral health while finding financially feasible solutions. Please let us know if you require affordability options.
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