This is one of the most common questions we get asked. While dentures, when well made, are durable, they wont last for ever. You need to get them checked regularly to make sure they are still the right fit. If you’re experiencing pain, difficulty chewing or even headaches or ear pain, it may be time to see a Dental Prosthetist to check that it’s not your dentures causing the problem!
As we age our mouths change. Bone and gum ridges will recede which can cause changes to jaw alignment and impact the fit of your dentures. Poorly fitting dentures don’t just affect your comfort, they can also have serious impacts on your health with side effects ranging from sore gums, infections, headaches and oral cancer.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With proper care, dentures can last several years. We recommend replacing your dentures every five to 10 years depending on your individual circumstances.
Signs You May Need New Dentures
- You have started to use a denture adhesive
- Your dentures are cracked or chipped
- Dentures are discoloured or have an odour you can’t get rid of through normal cleaning
- Sore, irritated or softened gums
- Lisping or difficulty in pronouncing certain words
- Difficulty chewing some foods (e.g. steak)
- Persistent indigestion
- Facial/appearance changes (e.g. thinning lips or your mouth is sagging, lack of facial support)
- Your dentures move or fall out when you speak or laugh
- Unexplained headaches, ear or neck pain
- Bone loss (the ridges of your gums)
How Often Should I Get My Dentures Checked?
We recommend having a check-up at least once a year to ensure not only that your dentures are fitting correctly, but also so we can screen for any other risks. No matter how meticulously you care for your dentures, they still need to be regularly, professionally checked, cleaned and possibly relined, rebased or even remade due to normal wear & tear. Properly fitting dentures won’t just feel better, they’ll look better and so will you! So if you’re due for a check-up, why not contact us today and let us help you create your best smile.
All Denture Services Denture Clinic have over 25 Years experience providing quality, affordable denture services to patients Brisbane wide. Our dentures are locally made using state of the art equipment and the highest quality materials. Call us today and talk to our Dental Prothesist who will explain what your options are, and work with you to find a solution that meets your needs, and your budget.
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For more information read on; New Dentures – What to Consider