Dentures are a way for people to replace missing teeth. A denture will not last forever. Your mouth is continuously changing. This happens gradually over time and a lot of people adapt to these changes. When you lose your teeth, your jawbone shrinks, and as you get older, these changes occur faster. Prolonged use of ill-fitting dentures can lead to increased bone loss and this can make it harder to get fit for new dentures.
Some signs your dentures are not fitting properly are:
Pain or continuous sore spots
Clicking or whistling
Slipping of your denture
Also, when your teeth wear down, you are not chewing properly, therefore not digesting it properly. With regular visits to your denturist they can observe these changes and recommend relines and new dentures as needed. On average, people need relines every 2 to 3 years and new dentures every 5 to 7 years. If you’d like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.