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When Do You Need to Replace an Old Set of Dentures?

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Dr. Shiotsu
When Do You Need to Replace an Old Set of Dentures?Dentures are dental appliances that can help restore your smile after losing a tooth. They are a reliable way of restoring your lower arch, upper arch, or both. After suffering serious dental conditions like gum disease or decay, dentures will help restore your teeth and ensure effective functioning. As much as dentures are very helpful and reliable, they cannot last forever. You have to replace them after a certain period of time. It is important to know when to change your dentures to avoid extended use that can cause damage to your teeth. Here are signs that will let you know it is time to change your dentures.

Dentures Feeling Loose or Fall Out Regularly

When dentures are functioning efficiently, they will stay in position when you speak and chew. Normal dentures have a tight fit between them and the gums, creating a bond that prevents them from falling out. When dentures become loose, they will easily fall off when you speak or eat. This could be a sign that you need to replace them. Before that, try adjusting them or use a denture adhesive to keep them in position. If this doesn't work, get a new pair from us.

They are Causing Discomfort

When dentures fit properly and are in good shape, you will not feel any pain or discomfort. However, when you start experiencing pain when biting or chewing food, it could be time to replace your dentures. Furthermore, if you notice lesions, sores, or any inflammation on your gums, it could be due to the misfitting dentures. Such symptoms will need urgent medical care before they advance into serious conditions like gum disease. You should get new dentures to prevent such occurrences. Visit our offices for more information on when to replace old dentures.

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Mercer Island, WA

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Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985

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