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How Long Do Dentures Last?

As the cost of new teeth can be high you’ll want to keep them as long as possible, but how long do dentures last?

Although you can expect your false teeth to last for around ten years many people keep them for much longer. However, there are many reasons why they may not last as long.

The main reasons why you need new dentures are:

  • Gums have shrunk too much to have false teeth relined
  • Dentures have broken and can’t be repaired
  • More teeth have been lost and can’t be added to existing dentures

How Long Do Dentures Last?How Can I Make My False Teeth Last Longer?

Don’t use inappropriate products to clean your teeth as this could damage them.

Handle them with care and avoid dropping them.

Don’t use your teeth to remove bottle tops etc. as this could break or damage the acrylic.

Don’t use hot water on dentures, as it can warp them or cause them to crack.

When the false teeth no longer fit perfectly, it may still be possible to have them relined.

Another alternative to stop your false teeth from moving around, is to use denture fixative to hold them in place.

Although it’s possible for teeth to break at any time, the older they are the more delicate they might become.

Metal dentures are said to be stronger than rigid acrylic, but either can break if handled in the wrong way.

When teeth do crack they may be able to be repaired. There are DIY repair kits for dentures or a dental technician can usually perform a repair.

If the crack is major, or in an awkward place, then repairing your false teeth may not be an option. This is usually because the repaired area would be vulnerable to a further break.

Many people opt for flexible false teeth these days, and even though they are said to be softer on the mouth, they are still strong.

A similar lifespan should be expected on most false teeth, but how long dentures last really depends on everything – from the quality of materials, to how you take care of them. If you care for your dentures properly they should last longer.

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