Do dentures last forever?
Dentures Need To Be Replaced Every Five to Eight Years
Ill-fitting dentures may cause painful sores and move about inside the mouth when you speak, chew, or yawn. A common misconception is that if you keep them clean, dentures should last forever. What many people don’t realize is that because your bone changes over time, dentures need to be replaced every five to eight years.
Without teeth, the bony ridge that normally supports them will begin to fade away. Since dentures use this bone beneath the gums for support, dentures can become loose as the bone reabsorbs into the body. When caring for dentures in our Albuquerque dental office, we can provide relines – either chairside or by sending them to the lab – to improve fit.
We Create Dentures for All People
Eventually, however, you will require a new set of dentures. Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher creates all kinds of dentures from partials, complete dentures, and All-on-4 implant-retained dentures.
If you are fearful of full-mouth extractions, Dr. Essenmacher offers immediate dentures in our Albuquerque dental office, so you leave the dental office with teeth on the same day.
If you want a solution for missing teeth, contact us to book an appointment. There is no reason to let loose or old dentures have a negative impact on your quality of life.