Essenmacher Family Dental

Do dentures last forever?

denture replacement in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalDentures 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.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher