When you invest in dentures, the last thing you want to do is get new dentures in the near future. Fortunately, when you invest in high-quality dentures and follow our care tips, you can help extend the life of your dentures. That means you don’t have to worry about replacing them for years to come.
Choose The Best Denture For Your Needs
One of the first steps to take to extend the life of your dentures is to choose the right pair of dentures. Not all dentures are made the same. Some are made with low-quality materials and created outside the US. When you choose low-quality dentures, you can’t expect their lifespan to last longer than three years before you need to replace them.
On the flip side, if you choose dentures that are made with high-quality materials, you can expect your dentures to last up to a decade with proper care. Although cheaply made dentures have a lower cost, they will end up costing you more in the long run. Save yourself from the hassle of replacing your dentures by avoiding cheap dentures and investing in high-quality dentures instead.
Clean Your Dentures Every Day
Just because you no longer have natural teeth doesn’t mean you should care any less about oral hygiene. You still need to keep your dentures clean just like natural teeth. Failure to keep your dentures clean can result in bacteria and plaque buildup. This can cause staining and unpleasant odors in your mouth.
To keep your dentures clean, we recommend removing your denture before going to bed and letting them soak in a denture solution. When you wake up in the morning, use a soft brush and gently clean your dentures to remove all plaque and bacteria.
If you don’t keep your dentures clean, the bacteria can lead to oral infections which can change the shape of your jaw. When your jaw changes in shape, your dentures will no longer fit and require replacement.
Keep Your Mouth Clean Too
Not only should you feel concerned about keeping your dentures clean, but also your mouth. This means that you use toothpaste and a toothbrush on your gums and tongue. Bacteria can build upon these areas even without teeth. If your gums become infected with gum disease, it can change the shape of your jaws and cause you to require new dentures so they fit correctly again. Oral infections are also painful which could make wearing your dentures feel painful. If wearing your dentures feels painful, then it can affect the way you eat and your overall quality of life.
Not only is keeping your mouth clean for the sake of your dentures, but also for the sake of your oral health and breath. If you didn’t clean your tongue and gums, you would have very bad breath.
Remove Your Dentures While You Sleep
Unless your dentures are secured with dental implants, you need to remove them while you sleep. The reason for this is because your mouth can become sore from wearing them all day and it needs a rest. If you sleep with your dentures in, it can cause inflammation which can accelerate jaw shrinking and bone resorption. As your jaw shrinks and bone resorbs, your jaw will change in shape which will require you to get new dentures so they fit properly.
Handle With Care
One of the biggest mistakes that new denture wearers make is not handling their dentures with care. Your dentures can easily break if you drop them in the sink. With that said, we recommend placing a folded towel in the sink while you wash your dentures so that if they do fall, they won’t become damaged. If you ever need to remove your dentures aside from when you clean them, take extra care to not drop them or you will have to replace them sooner than wanted.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
You should also visit your dentist regularly if you have dentures. When you make frequent visits, your dentist will check on your oral health and the fit of your dentures. In most cases, they can make adjustments to help your dentures fit better. They can also make minor repairs as they’re needed. Regular appointments can help resolve small problems before they turn into problems that require complete denture replacements.
Upgrade to Implant Dentures
The last way you can extend the lifespan of your dentures is by securing them with dental implants. Dental implants prevent you from needing to remove your dentures ever. They also help retain jaw bone, prevent sore spots, and improve your overall denture experience. With dental implants supporting your dentures, they are bound to last much longer.
Find a FOY® Dentures Dentist Near You Today
If you want to ensure your dentures last for as long as possible, the best place to start is by investing in high-quality dentures. FOY® Dentures are some of the top-quality dentures on the market. Not only do they replace your missing teeth, but they offer a better fit, higher quality materials, and facelift-like results that you won’t find with any other dentures on the market.