How Often Do You Need To Replace Your Dentures? - July 2nd 2021
With locations in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and the surrounding Peace Region area, Mile Zero Denture Clinic has been providing premium denture services to clients in Northern BC and Alberta since 2010.
Our services range from full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures to first dentures and reline repairs, and soft liners.
Although dentures can have a long shelf life, it’s important to remember that they don’t last forever and do need to be replaced. Generally, dentures should be replaced or remade every 5-to-7 years as the denture teeth wear down and the gums shrink as we get older. Each patient is different and when dentures need to be switched out for a new pair is dependent on the changes in your jaw, gums, and if you are a clencher/grinder; but there are signs to watch for.
Here are five signs to know when you should replace your dentures.
They feel loose or fall out
Over time, it’s natural that the way your dentures fit will change, this is due to your gums shrinking and the denture teeth wearing flat. If your dentures start to feel loose and making eating, drinking, or even speaking properly difficult, it’s time to get your dentures replaced.
Changes in your facial appearance
Dentures are supposed to make your facial features look the same as when you had your natural teeth, so changes in the appearance of your face can be a sign it’s time to replace your dentures. These can include sagging, wrinkles, sunken jawline, and cheeks, or suddenly appearing older than you are. This is cause by the denture teeth wearing out and your jaw needing to “over close” in-order for your teeth to contact. The only way to fix this is to replace the denture.
Discoloration or damage to dentures
It’s inevitable that throughout your denture’s life cycle, it’s natural that it will go through some wear and tear. If you start noticing chips and cracks in your dentures or if the teeth have started to break, it’s time to replace them.
Additionally, if your dentures have changed color that’s also an indicator they should be replaced.
If you have been happy with the fit of your denture and all of a sudden you start to suffer from sore spots caused by the denture, this is a sign that you may need a new set. Your gums have changed shape and the denture is not fitting evenly on the gums anymore, this can cause inflammation, irritation and sore spots.
Broken and cracked dentures
If your denture starts to break such as a crack or a tooth pops out, it is a good sign that you need to replace your denture. As the teeth on the denture wear down, the bite force and pressure from chewing, moves to the front part of the denture. This will cause the denture to fracture or break out a front tooth. At the Mile Zero Denture Clinic we can repair your denture within an hour or two, however, if your denture is worn out, just fixing the denture only fixes the symptom of the problem and the denture will break again. It is time to replace the denture in-order to ensure the inconvenience of your denture breaking stops. Luckily at the Mile Zero Denture Clinic we can fabricate a new set of denture in Just 2 Days.
Contact Mile Zero Denture Clinic
If you’re needing denture replacement or repairs, contact us at Mile Zero Denture Clinic today. We provide a full-year guarantee on repairing new dentures, free consultations, direct billing to your insurance company, premium quality teeth, denture cleaning kits, and dentures made in two days, among our many other services.
Here at Mile Zero Denture Clinic, you can trust that our staff members will provide quality service backed by experience in the healthcare industry. Additionally, our in-house lab allows us to fabricate your dentures quickly and with the highest quality.