Dentures should be replaced regularly due to damage or wear. Failure to replace dentures can make it hard to eat or speak, and can affect your appearance and comfort. Poorly fitting or damaged dentures can make it hard to remain active. Replacement dentures will help you keep enjoying a quality, active life. If you need to replace your dentures, maybe it’s also time to consider an upgrade.
If you have lost, broken, or damaged your dentures and are looking for replacement dentures in Sydney, please call (02) 9686 7375 today for an appointment with a denture dentist at My Hills Dentist in Baulkham Hills.
Do Your Dentures Need Replacing?
Dentures may last as much as 10 years, but many dentures need replacing sooner than that. Some reasons why you should consider getting replacement dentures:
- Denture fit keeps getting worse
- Relines aren’t working to improve denture fit
- Increasing use of denture adhesive
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
- Sores in the mouth
- Discomfort of the gums, jaw, or neck
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Visible wear on dentures
- Dentures broken
- Dentures aren’t attractive
- Lost dentures
Most of these are concerns about the function of your dentures. Your mouth will constantly change once you have lost your teeth, and your dentures can’t always keep up with the changes. Although denture relines can sometimes work to restore the fit of your dentures, sometimes they just won’t and you need to start over with fresh dentures. Denture adhesive is supposed to help seal your dentures against food and drink, not hold them in place. Using too much denture adhesive is not only unpleasant, it can be toxic.
Your teeth help support many functions that you might not consider. Your jaw helps stabilize your head and neck, and your entire spine. If your dentures don’t fit properly, it can make it hard to be physically active and put you at an increased risk for injurious falls.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Dentures?
If your dentures are broken, you might consider repairing them. Never repair dentures yourself, as this can damage the dentures further, and may introduce toxic substances into your mouth related to home repair kits. Poorly repaired dentures can be uncomfortable and may not function properly.
Professional denture repair can sometimes restore life to broken dentures, but sometimes the cause of broken dentures is actually the fit. If your dentures rock back and forth on a ridge of bone, biting down can put the dentures under stress, causing them to break. If these dentures are repaired, they will just break again.
Is It Time To Get Replacement Dentures?
When you are considering a replacement for your dentures, it’s time to consider whether you want to upgrade to better dentures. If you were unhappy with the appearance or function of your dentures, an upgrade can give you dentures you’ll truly be happy with.
My Hills Dentist is the only practice in Australia that currently offers both BPS ® Dentures and FOY ® Dentures. BPS ® Dentures use modern digital technology to streamline the denture process and create beautiful, functional dentures.
FOY ® Dentures also benefit from modern design, and utilize neuromuscular dentistry to ensure that your dentures support healthy occlusion and help contribute to good balance and strength.
And if you’re unhappy with dentures that slip and slide in your mouth, maybe it’s time to consider implant dentures. Dental implants will hold your denture securely in place to improve biting, chewing, speaking, and other functions of your dentures.
Are you looking to replace lost, worn, damaged, or broken dentures in Sydney? Please call (02) 9686 7375 today for an appointment at My HIlls Dentist in Baulkham Hills.