Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need
a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth,
dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth.
But how long do dentures last, and are they the right choice for your smile?
By evaluating the following factors as well as discussing your options with your dentist, you can choose the best restorative option for your smile!
Dentures Need to Be Replaced Every Five to Ten Years
People who have dentures will need to have their dentures replaced at some point. Generally,
dentists recommend having your dentures replaced every five to ten years, although this
number will not be the same for everyone. Some people will need to have their dentures
replaced every three years while others may be able to replace them closer to the ten-year
Dentures need to be replaced for a variety of reasons. First and foremost is that, just like your
natural teeth, your dentures will experience wear and tear. The materials that make your
dentures will deteriorate over time and need to be replaced. Secondly, your mouth may change
over time. Everyone’s mouth is susceptible to a bit of shifting, and people who have lost most
or all of their teeth typically experience shifting due to tooth loss.
In order for your dentures to look their best, you should have your dentist evaluate them
periodically to ensure they fit well and to see if they need replacement.
When Dentures Are the Right Choice
If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, dentures may be the right choice for your smile.
People who experience problems chewing and speaking as a result of their tooth loss may be
good candidates for dentures.
For people who have been missing teeth for some time, bone loss in the jaw is a concern that
may restrict you from pursuing other restoration options. For example, dental implants require
a certain density of jaw bone in order for the implant to be successful. For people who are
lacking this bone and unable to undergo a bone graft, dentures may be the best alternative
In addition, dentures provide patients with a bit more flexibility, including the option to have
removable dentures as well as fixed dentures, which some patients may prefer.
Learn More About Dentures
Your dentist can help you determine if dentures are the best choice for your smile. Regardless
of which type of denture you choose—full set, partial, or fixed—dentures are always custom-
fitted to your unique smile and give you the opportunity to enjoy food again and restore your
If you’ve suffered from significant tooth loss, consider scheduling an appointment with your
dentist today to learn more about whether or not dentures are right for you. You can get your
beautiful smile back and enjoy your teeth again with dentures!