Visiting a Denture Clinic can be daunting. We’ve prepared these FAQs based on our most commonly asked questions to help you understand the journey ahead
Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be readjusted (relined) every 1 to 2 years if they are not fitting as well as when we first issued them. If you do your best to follow our denture care instructions, your replacement teeth will last longer. Refer also to: Question: What is a reline, and do I need it?
After a few weeks if you experience a lot of tipping or movement of your dentures during chewing then please get in touch. We are committed to ensuring a comfortable and assured fit so you can enjoy a normal and varied diet without discomfort or embarrassment.
With gradual bone loss dentures become looser. Indications that change has taken place include symptoms such as: food getting under plates, less stability when chewing, and more frequent sore spots.
Even for patients who experience no noticeable symptoms the shrinkage factor is still happening. Poorly fitted dentures can lead to more rapid loss of ridge, making it more difficult for patients to wear dentures in later years. So it’s important to stay on top of this with relining.
What we do is take an impression to create a new record of your ridges. We then remove and rebuild the fitting surfaces of your dentures, keeping the teeth part intact. When finished your updated denture will fit properly, much like a brand new denture.