If your current dentures are worn out, broken, or lost, and you need a denture replacement, we can help. You may be tempted to keep using worn out dentures or just go without, but this has potential negative consequences for your health, so it’s best to get your dentures replaced quickly.
When Is It Time for a Denture Replacement?
Manufacturers of economy dentures may say they need to be replaced every 5-10 years, but for most people, they need to be replaced much sooner than that. Signs that you need a denture replacement include:
- Worsening fit of dentures
- Loss of ability to chew properly
- Increased or continuous denture pain or sores in mouth
- Use of more denture adhesive
- Dentures are visibly worn
- Dentures are broken
Failure to replace your dentures promptly can affect the health of your mouth and your body. It can also negatively impact your quality of life.
Should You Repair Broken or Worn Dentures?
The decision to repair or replace your dentures depends on the type of denture, the state of the denture, and, most importantly, the possibility of quality repair.
If you have old dentures that are worn, repairing them is not a good option. Repair is also not a good option if you have economy dentures that never fit or functioned well anyway. You should never repair a denture that broke under normal service—for example, when you were chewing.
If you have quality dentures that got broken due to some accident, a repair may be worthwhile, if they can be restored to their previous level of function.
When you come into our office Dr. Paul Hahn or Dr. Adam Hahn will look at your current dentures and let you know whether repair or replacement is a better option.
Is It Time for an Upgrade?
You may have been resigned to living with your less-than-perfect dentures before they broke or were lost, but now fate has given you the opportunity to reconsider your choice and get a better replacement.
When considering your denture replacement options, we will talk to you about your experience with your previous dentures, evaluate the quality of those dentures (if you have them), and examine your oral health to determine whether you are doing well with your current dentures. If you are, great, we will get you a similar quality replacement. But if you’re not, we’ll recommend a higher quality denture replacement like The Denture Fountain of Youth®.
Don’t continue suffering with worn, poor-fitting, or broken dentures. And don’t go without! Please call (803) 781-9090 or contact Smile Columbia Dentistry in Columbia, SC today to talk about your denture replacement options.