Getting a new denture is a very important decision. When someone has worn a denture for many years it feels very natural. The thought of replacing it is very scary for many people. There are several questions that come to mind when considering replacing your existing denture.
Why should I get my denture replaced?
Over time the jaw bone dissolves slowly and a gap is created between the old denture and the gums. As this gap gets bigger the body fills it in with inflamed tissue. The denture also moves more which can create sores. Both of these situations can lead to pathological changes such as tissue overgrowth and possibly oral cancer.
Will my new denture fit as well as my old one?
Wearing your old denture is like wearing a comfortable pair of shoes. They might be old and worn but you are used to them. There are several techniques that can be used to make your new dentures feel and look like your old denture.
It is always a good idea to discuss your concerns with your dentist before making a new denture. They need to know what you like and don’t like about your old denture so they can copy what you like and change what you don’t.
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If you’re concerned about needing a new denture, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Any of our offices will be happy to set up a consultation with you, where we can discuss your concerns and help fit you with the perfect denture. Looking forward to hearing from you!