Wearing dentures for more than five years without having them checked could be harmful to your health. Your face, jaw and tissues change over the years, but your prosthesis does not. Your dentures are made of a stable and rigid material and cannot adapt to these physical changes. A consultation with your Denturist to have your dentures checked and cleaned could prevent problems in the future.

Some of the signs indicating that your prosthesis should be checked:

  • sore and irritated tissues
  • problems with chewing certain foods, indigestion problems
  • thinning lips, sagging mouth, a change in facial features
  • loose, falling out when speaking or laughing
  • has discoloured or has an odour
  • softening of the tissues
  • headaches, neck, or ear pain
  • bone (ridge) loss
  • your partial is kept in your pocket most of the time

These changes happen gradually and are mostly undetectable to you. Your appearance and comfort are compromised, the longer you delay replacing your prosthesis. Your Denturist is the best qualified person to tell you when a denture needs replacing. When was the last time you saw your Denturist?