How Often Should Dentures Be Replaced?

set of dentures being held in two hands

While dentures offer longevity for tooth replacement, they unfortunately don’t last forever and will need to be replaced. It may be obvious when you need to replace your dentures, especially if they begin to look bad or not fit well. Otherwise, typically after five years is when you may see signs that your dentures need to be replaced.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Dentures

Dentures are a dental prosthesis that can replace a partial or full arch of teeth with false teeth. It’s essential for the dentures to work effectively when in your mouth, that way you can enjoy eating and speaking comfortably without any worry of oral issues occurring.

If you experience the following, then your dentures may need to be replaced, and our team would be happy to have you in for a visit!

  • They feel loose or fall out
  • Changes in your facial appearance
  • Discoloration or damage to dentures
  • Irritated gums
  • Broken or cracked dentures

How to Care for Dentures

The better care you provide your dentures, the less often they would need to be replaced. Similar to natural teeth, dentures require daily oral hygiene care. This daily routine includes cleaning your denture every day, keeping them safe when not being worn, and using caution when being worn.

Benefits of Dentures

Replacing your dentures as soon as they start to show signs of wear and tear can help you enjoy the benefits of dentures. Benefits of dentures include:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improved appearance and smile
  • Facial muscle support
  • Improved speech
  • Reduced facial sagging

Maintain Your Dentures in Overland Park, Kansas

Are you uncertain whether or not your dentures need to be replaced? At Overland Park Family Dental, Dr. Gallagher and our team would be happy to examine your dentures to help you maintain good oral health. Contact our office today to schedule your visit!

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