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Denture Longevity

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Dentures are an investment in your oral health and overall well-being, so taking care of them is essential to ensure their longevity. However, even with proper care, dentures may wear down over time and require repairs or replacements. Exploring denture longevity, tips on preserving dentures, and available solutions can help you maintain a healthy and comfortable smile.

NewStart Denture + Implant Partners can help if you want denture repairs, relines, or replacements. We offer a wide range of services to keep your dentures in top shape and provide personalized care based on your needs. Call 919.822.9154 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our denture solutions.

The Longevity of Dentures

The average lifespan of dentures is about 5-7 years, but they can last even longer with proper care. Factors that affect the lifespan of dentures include the type of denture, the materials used, and the wear and tear from daily use.

  • Type of denture – There are two main types: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures only replace a few missing teeth. Complete dentures may need to be replaced more often because they endure more pressure from chewing and speaking.
  • Materials used – The quality of materials used to make dentures can significantly affect their longevity. Higher-quality materials cost more but offer better durability and aesthetics, making them a worthwhile investment in the long run.

Daily wear and tear – Dentures are exposed to daily wear and tear from chewing, speaking, and cleaning. Over time, this may lead to cracks or breaks in the denture’s structure, requiring repairs or replacements.

How to Preserve Dentures

To increase the longevity of your dentures, it’s essential to take proper care of them. Here are some tips on how to preserve your dentures:

  1. Clean your dentures daily – Use a soft-bristled brush and mild soap to clean your dentures daily. Avoid using hot water, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage dentures.
  2. Handle your dentures carefully – When handling your dentures, be sure to hold them over a soft surface or a towel to avoid dropping and damaging them.
  3. Soak your dentures overnight – Soaking your dentures in a solution of water and denture cleaner can help remove any bacteria or food particles that may have accumulated during the day.
  4. Avoid hard or sticky foods – They can damage your dentures, so it’s best to avoid them or cut them into smaller pieces.

Regular dental check-ups ensure your dentures fit correctly and identify potential issues early on.

Additional Denture Solutions for Longevity

If your dentures are showing signs of wear and tear, or if you’re experiencing discomfort, there are several denture solutions available to help improve their longevity:

  1. Denture relines – Denture relines involve adding a new layer of acrylic to the base of your dentures to improve fit and comfort.
  2. Denture repairs – If your dentures are cracked or damaged, our team can repair them to restore their functionality.
  3. Implant-supported dentures – Implant-supported dentures provide a more permanent and stable solution by anchoring the dentures to implants in your jawbone.
  4. New dentures – Our team can create a new set using our digital technology if your dentures are beyond repair or no longer fit properly.

Taking care of your dentures ensures longevity and maintains a comfortable and healthy smile. At NewStart Denture + Implant Partners, we offer personalized solutions to meet your unique needs and budget.

Contact NewStart Denture + Implant Partners Today

At NewStart Denture + Implant Partners, we understand the importance of a healthy and comfortable smile. Our team is dedicated to providing affordable pricing. Contact us today at 919.822.9154 or online to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help improve the longevity of your dentures.