The structure of your mouth is constantly changing. This happens gradually over time. Investing in high quality denture care means you can keep your jaw and oral health in excellent shape for years to come.
A complete denture is for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth on the top or bottom, or both. Having teeth removed can affect changes in your mouth even more. When you lose your teeth, your jaw bone shrinks. Even weight changes can affect how your dentures fit.
As you get older the changes happen faster, meaning your dentures may need adjustment. While dentures are designed to be durable, they don’t last forever. Ill-fitting dentures not only affect bone loss in your mouth, they also affect your ability to chew properly, and as a result, affect your digestion. Keeping up with regular visits to your denturist means they can monitor changes, and ensure you get your dentures relined, or replaced, before they have a negative effect on your health.
On average, your dentures need to be relined every 2 to 3 years and replaced with new dentures every 5 to 7 years.