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How Long Should the Lifespan Be for Complete Dentures?

June 22, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Henry Huang
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Complete dentures are an excellent tooth-replacement option for our Glenmont patients. Not only do complete dentures look realistic and beautiful, but they also feel and function just like natural teeth. 

If you would like to replace missing teeth and complete your dazzling, one-of-a-kind smile, look no further than Bethlehem Town Family Dental. We offer complete dentures designed for your specific standards of comfort, efficiency, and aesthetics so you can enjoy a healthy smile for many years to come. 

What Are Complete Dentures? 

Complete dentures are customized, full-jaw dentures consisting of replacement teeth that are anchored to a durable, acrylic base. The base of the dentures is made to match the shade of your natural oral tissue so they create a seamless and natural-looking smile. 

The Lifespan of Complete Dentures 

Many patients wonder how long complete dentures last. However, this mostly depends on the patient’s lifestyle, oral health needs, and dental hygiene. Generally, the more you care for your smile, the longer it will last! 

Here are some facts about the lifespan of complete dentures. 

#1 Complete dentures can last for many years. 

Complete dentures are designed to last the pressure of chewing forces for many years. However, they are not indestructible. Much like natural teeth, dentures wear down with age and use. Every five to seven years, your complete dentures can be replaced with new ones so you can continue enjoying your smile without skipping a beat. 

#2 Complete dentures may need periodic adjustments. 

Over time, our mouths can change. As we age, our gums can even shrink, which can alter how dentures fit and function. To ensure your complete dentures remain comfortable and functional, we recommend seeing your dentist regularly to monitor their performance and appearance. Your dentist can discuss with you specific care tips to make sure your dentures fit safely and comfortably. 

#3 Complete dentures will last longer if they’re properly cared for. 

Complete dentures should be cared for like natural teeth. They need to be brushed and cleaned regularly to stay in excellent condition. We recommend using a soft-bristled denture brush and denture cleaner to clear away food particles and bacteria. 

It’s also important to keep your dentures moist, as they can dry out and lose their shape. Handle your dentures with care, and see your dentist regularly to make sure they maintain their appearance, fit, and function. 

Get Complete Dentures in Glenmont, NY Today!

Dr. Henry and Dr. Fei are a husband-and-wife team, practicing together at Bethlehem Town Family Dental. Everyone on our team enjoys helping patients discover their healthiest, most confident smiles with restorative dentistry. 

When you choose Bethlehem Town Family Dental for complete dentures, you can have peace of mind knowing our team will always go above and beyond for you. We’re here to make sure you can eat, talk, laugh, and smile with confidence. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Henry or Dr. Fei! 

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