Although your custom-made dentures in Pembroke Pines are built to last, a combination of factors may require you to replace them at some point. Don’t worry. With proper care and maintenance, you can reasonably expect your dental appliance to last up to ten years.
The normal aging process causes your mouth and jaw to undergo significant changes after you lose several teeth. Since the roots of your natural teeth stimulate your jawbone and keep it healthy, missing teeth can accelerate bone loss.
Although your dentures were made with longevity in mind, the physical changes occurring in your mouth and jaw can significantly affect the fit of your artificial teeth. You may have to schedule an appointment with your dentist to check if a new set of dentures may be required.
Just like natural teeth, your dentures will also wear down after withstanding a lot of stress on a daily basis. Your daily activities like eating will cause them to lose some of their strength over time.
After years of use, discoloration, small fissures, and cracks can occur. Since bacteria love to hide in cracks and fissures, your dentures will eventually become more and more difficult to clean and will have to be replaced.
Unlike minor denture repairs that can be corrected in just a single appointment, severe denture damage will require you to replace them. If you continue to use your damaged dentures, you’re setting yourself up for pain and discomfort. In such cases, you’ll have to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.
At Village Square Dental, we want you to have the most comfortable experience with the most high-quality dental care. Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment.