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When to replace
..... Dentists agree, dentures need to be remade or replaced every 5 to 7 years – but the average denture is almost 20 years old! A denture wearer should have their mouth examined every 5 years, or sooner if experiencing pain, discomfort or a feeling that something is not right. Wearing artificial teeth is not a natural condition. It is a scientific, social and practical way to provide for the loss of teeth, allowing people to function in a socially acceptable way. A prolonged irritation in the mouth, bad fitting dentures and partials and exceptionally long periods between denture replacements can cause bone loss and serious health problems. Prolonged use of denture adhesives can mask infections and cause bone loss. Ill-fitting dentures can cause bone loss, loss of function and poor appearance, making you look and feel much older than you are. Replacing worn dentures is so important to your health that most dental insurance programs provide their portion of payment for denture replacement every five to seven years.

Is it time to let your smile through?

If your dentures are more than 5 years old, make an appointment to talk with your dentist. You can improve your looks and self-confidence and possibly your health with modern replacement dentures. Don’t wait another day.

Too-old dentures can make you look older than you are. Dentures grow old faster than you do. Where you don’t have teeth, your gums have shrunk and your denture has pulled back into your mouth. This lack of support for your dentures can cause extra wrinkles around your mouth and can make your face look “sunken”.

Too-old dentures can change your personality. They can keep you from laughing or smiling like you used to. Maybe you put your hand in front of your mouth because you’re afraid your dentures have slipped. And if people are always asking you if you’re sad or angry, maybe it’s your concern about your dentures.

Too-old dentures can cause or aggravate health problems. If your dentures feel loose, click, slip or cause chewing problems, they can aggravate other health problems. Problems known to be associated with poorly fitting dentures include: chronic bad breath, sore spots, jaw pain, speech difficulties and a host of dietary problems.

32 Million People wear dentures. 20 million have fit or appearance problems! If your dentures are more than 5 years old, you may have forgotten how good dentures can look and feel. People whose dentures are too old often put up with unnecessary embarrassment and discomfort. Some even change their lives, spending more time alone or avoiding laughing, smiling or eating favorite foods.