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What’s the Lifespan of Your Dentures?

Many Americans find themselves struggling with the loss of their teeth as they age. Dental implants might seem too expensive or invasive, and in that case, dentures are the perfect option. If it’s been more than six years since you got dentures it is time to get them checked. Three Rivers Dental is here to help. Contact us today and get your smile back with Comfy Fit dentures.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 5 of adults aged 65 or older have lost all of their teeth. Complete tooth loss is twice as prevalent among adults aged 75 and older (26%) compared with adults aged 65-74 (13%), and this number is likely to rise in coming years. Unless these people want to replace their dentures every year, they’re going to need to take care of them. The best way to do this is to clean them regularly and keep them away from harmful substances. Smoking causes discoloration to dentures. Special care for cleaning should be used to keep the dentures looking fresh and clean.

Dentures should be brushed with a denture toothbrush and without traditional toothpaste. This toothpaste can scratch or stain dentures, so be sure to only use ones that are specially made for dentures. Store them whenever they’re not being worn in either warm water or denture solution so they don’t dry or crack. This will also ensure they’re more comfortable to wear.

Dentures should never be placed in hot or boiling water, because that could cause them to warp. Also avoid using denture adhesives to modify a bad fit, because this can cause oral sores. A bad fit means the dentures may need to be relined or even replaced. Before using any product on or near dentures, check out if it has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance first.

Fixodent presents statistics stating that full dentures last anywhere between 5 and 10 years, while partials have a maximum longevity of 15 years. Three Rivers Dental is the proud provider of Comfy Fit Premium, Flexi Fit Partial Dentures, and Snap Fit Dentures. We offer 8 styles of full and partial dentures to assure you a wide range of comfortable and affordable denture options. With many financing options including no interest payment plans won’t let money get in the way of a brighter smile and a more comfortable fit.