Dentures have a useful life of about five to seven years. However, your denturist is the most qualified person to tell you when a denture needs replacing. An annual consultation to have your dentures checked and cleaned can prevent many problems, among them the bad habits that denture wearers develop and that require adjustments, a new base, or even complete replacement.
6 signs that your dentures need attention:
There are also many other clinical problems with old dentures that only your denturist would notice.
Because she constructs your prosthesis herself, the denturist actually minimizes the impact of such changes. Thus, when replacement is indicated, she makes sure your new dentures conform to the changes that your face has undergone over time. All new dentures require an adjustment period, which is entirely normal. Your denturist can give you tips on how to shorten this adjustment period and make it easier.
Remember that wearing dentures that are 10 or 15 years old inevitably causes changes in your physiognomy that are often irreversible. The longer you delay replacing your dentures, the more your appearance and your comfort will be affected. These are changes that occur very gradually and without you really noticing.
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