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How Many Years Do Dentures Last?

Dentures are a popular option for people who are missing teeth. They can be used to replace all of the teeth or just a few, but how long do dentures last? That depends on a few factors.  

This article will talk about dentures and the factors that affect how long dentures last.

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What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace missing teeth. They are made to look like natural teeth and gums, and they can be used to eat and speak. Dentures are custom-made for each patient, and they come in a variety of styles and colours.  

Dentures are held in place by natural suction or by adhesive. They are also held in place by the gums and jawbone. They are made of acrylic resin, metal, or plastic. 

Dentures are an excellent option for people who are missing teeth. They are affordable, and they can improve the appearance and functionality of the teeth. Dentures can also be replaced if they are damaged or lost.

Types of Dentures

There are many different types of dentures, and the Moorooka dentist can help you decide which type is best for you. Complete dentures are worn by people who have lost all of their teeth. Partial dentures are worn by people who still have some of their natural teeth.  

There are three types of complete dentures:  

  • Conventional dentures are made of acrylic and fit over your gums.  
  • Immediate dentures are acrylic, and check over your gums right after your teeth are removed.  
  • Flexible dentures are made of flexible plastic, and check over your gums.  

There are four types of partial dentures:  

  • Fixed partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or crowns.  
  • Removable partial dentures are connected to your natural teeth with metal clasps or crowns (removable).
  • Cast partial dentures are made of metal and fit over your natural teeth.
  • Flexible partial dentures are made of flexible plastic, and check over your natural teeth.

How Many Years Can Dentures Usually Last?

The answer to this question greatly depends on the individual and the type of dentures that are being used. However, most dentures can last anywhere from five to ten years with proper care.   

If you are having trouble with your dentures fitting correctly, be sure to see your dentist as soon as possible. Loose dentures can cause irritation and sores to form in your mouth. Additionally, improperly fitting dentures can lead to bone loss in the jawbone.   

How to Maintain Your Dentures for Longer Lifespans

You can do a few things to help maintain your dentures and keep them in good condition for as long as possible.  

  • Always remove your dentures before bed. Dentures should not be worn overnight, as this can cause them to become loose and fall out. REMEMBER: Your dentures are not replaced by your natural teeth – they should only be worn when you are awake.  
  • Keep your dentures clean. Dentures should be cleaned every day with a denture cleaning solution. Be sure to read the instructions on the cleaning solution carefully, as some solutions are not meant for use with full dentures.  
  • Store your dentures in water when you’re not wearing them. When you’re not wearing your dentures, they should be stored in water. This will help to keep them moist and free from bacteria.  
  • See your dentist regularly. It is important to see your dentist for regular checkups, even if you are still wearing your dentures. Dentists can help to ensure that your dentures are fitting properly and that they are in good condition.  

Following these tips will help you to keep your Brisbane dentures in good condition and extend their lifespan.


If you’re looking for more information on denture care, be sure to contact us or visit our dental clinic in Moorooka. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get the most out of your dentures.


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