5 quick facts to consider when seeking information on dentures.

1. Dentures Don’t Last forever!

Broken Denture

While it’s true that modern dentures are more durable than ever before, breaking a denture by dropping or mishandling them is still possible.  Dentures can also lose their natural appearance and chewing ability due to the long term effects of chewing, brushing and age.

Things to look for:

  • Looseness
  • Bad odor
  • Color change
  • Stains

2. Adhesivies can play a role in the fit and comfort of your denture

Custom made dentures are designed to fit precisely and normally shouldn’t need adhesive.  Sometimes ill fitting dentures may require an adhesive product to provide extra security and peace of mind however this shouldn’t be viewed as a long term solution. Ill fitting dentures can create bone loss and should be repaired as soon as possible.

3. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can affect dentures

Certain medications can affect your dentures fit. They can reduce the supply of saliva in your mouth, making it difficult to swallow or to chew. Be sure to let your dental professional know of any medications you may be taking regularly – or even occasionally.

4. All dentures are not created equal. If you look for the lowest price, you’ll get what you pay for

As with most things it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for.  Ask your dental professional if they use premium quality denture materials.

5. Don’t assume regular denture care is going to be too expensive.

Before deciding that regular checkups, examinations and denture care will be too expensive,  talk to your dental professional.  Ask about charges for adjustments, repairs and replacement if required. Dentures are an investment in your future health and comfort and can have an impact on your overall health and quality of life.