Should I Replace my Dentures?
By Eastern Shore Smile Solutions
December 18, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

These are the common warning signs that it might just be time to get new dentures.

While it would be ideal to have dentures that last forever, unfortunately at some point you will be faced with needing to get your dentures replaced. If you notice any of these problems it’s time to see your Easton dentist.Dentures

Q. How long do dentures last?

On average, dentures typically last about five to 10 years, depending on how well you care for them. Cleaning and maintenance is vitally important to the life of your dentures. Clean them everyday with a toothbrush and either soap and water or a denture-friendly cleaning product. Also, when you are aren’t using your dentures we recommend soaking them overnight in a cleaning solution or in water. When dentures dry out they are more prone to warping, so keeping them moist will protect your dentures from problems.

Q. How will I notice that it’s time to replace my dentures?

It’s usually very easy to tell when it’s time to have your dentures replaced. The biggest sign that it’s time to get new dentures is that they don’t fit as well as they used to. You might find that your dentures slip more often or just don’t feel right. This is when you need to see your Easton dentist to determine whether it’s time for new dentures.

However, if you crack or break your dentures you will need to see your Easton dentist right away to have them repaired. Don’t try to repair them yourself. If the damage is too severe, we may need to have your dentures replaced.

Q. Why do dentures need to be replaced?

Our mouths are constantly changing as we age. In fact, as we get older our jawbone naturally begins to shrink. This is a normal part of aging. Couple this with the natural wear of dentures that have been worn for years and you will certainly need to get a new pair of dentures if you want your smile to hold up.

Q. What will happen if I don’t replace my dentures?

If you don’t replace your dentures you may deal with some pretty nasty problems such as joint pain, headaches, poor digestion, difficulty eating, and even bone loss. This is why it’s imperative that you see your Easton dentist regularly for routine care and to replace your dentures when necessary.

Q. How often should I see my Easton dentist?

Now that you have dentures it’s just as important now as it was before to keep up with routine checkups. It’s during your annual visits that we can properly clean your teeth and detect any issues or problems with your dentures.

Did any of these denture issues sound familiar? If so, then most likely you will need to get a new pair of dentures. Don’t fuss and fight with your old pair any longer. Call us today so we can get you a beautiful new set of dentures.