Dentures can dramatically improve quality of living for patients who choose to get them. They allow patients to chew and speak normally, and restore the appearance of otherwise damaged smiles.
When they have been properly fitted and are adequately maintained, dentures can last for quite some time. However, although they are custom-fitted and made to last, Dentures in Haleiwa don’t last forever. Patients who already have dentures can read on to find out more about how to tell when it’s time to have them replaced.
The number one reason to have dentures replaced soon after getting them is an improper fit. If they are uncomfortable or cause patients pain, they have not been fitted correctly and may need to be replaced. That’s why it’s so important to be fitted for dentures by a dentist who has experience in restorative dentistry.
Wear on Prosthetic Teeth
Even if a denture has been fitted perfectly, it will still need to be replaced eventually due to normal wear and tear. Most dentures can be expected to last a decade or more, but constant use means that they will eventually wear out. A dentist can evaluate whether or not it’s time to trade out a worn out set of dentures for new ones.
When teeth are removed, it usually leads to at least some bone loss in the patient’s jaw. This bone loss can lead to ill-fitting dentures. If a full or partial denture is beginning to feel loose in the mouth, falls out while the patient is chewing or begins to cause him or her pain, it may be due to bone loss in the jaw and the patient may need to be fitted for a new denture.
Warping of Dentures
As noted above, dentures are designed to be durable. However, they may still experience a certain degree of warping over time, particularly if they are not provided with adequate care and maintenance. When this occurs, it’s time to think about getting fitted for new ones.
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No one should have to live with pain or discomfort just to be able to chew their food or smile at their family and friends. Have those old Dentures in Haleiwa replaced now if they are causing trouble. Schedule an appointment today.