Your dentures may have replaced your missing permanent teeth, but they are not permanent themselves. The time will come to replace them, but how can you know when that is exactly? It is important to monitor the fit and form of your dentures so you know when it is time for a replacement. Even with proper care dentures last, on average, 7-10 years. It is important to keep your dentures up to date.
Don't let those old dentures hold you back because they will only cause you pain in the future. If you need to replace your dentures in Menomonee Falls, WI, call Avenue Dental Group. Dr. Eyad Bittar, Dr. Thomas Dudley, and Dr. Brian Stark want to ensure your dentures are doing their job so you can live your life to the fullest.
Signs its Time to Replace Your Dentures:
- Difficulty speaking, slipping
- Causing discomfort or hurting your gums
- Become damaged or stained
- Become loose or are falling out
An obvious sign your dentures need to be replaced is if they do not fit properly anymore. If you notice your dentures are loose you should see your Menomonee Falls dentist so they can repair or replace them. If your dentures are loose you may have difficulty eating and speaking. Loose dentures are also more likely to break because they can fall out or bite into something the wrong way. If your dentures are loose it may be time to replace them.
Another sign it's time to replace your dentures is if you notice any pain at all while wearing them. It is not normal for your mouth to hurt while wearing them. They should be able to do all the things natural teeth can do. If you have pain when eating or wearing dentures for a long period of time this could mean they have become misaligned or broken in some way. The doctors at Avenue Dental Group will examine the area of pain and determine if you need a replacement.
Dentures cannot last forever, be prepared to replace them if you have had them for more than seven years. Call (262) 251-6555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bittar, Dr. Dudley, or Dr. Stark to replace your dentures. Avenue Dental Group is proudly serving the Menomonee Falls, WI, area. Call today!