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Tips for Making Your Dentures Last Longer

Dentures, like any tooth replacement solution, eventually require replacement. Still, there are steps you can take to help them last longer. 

At Lighthouse Dental Care in Burlington, ON, we want to help you keep your dentures in top condition for as long as possible. 

Here are our best tips for extending the lifespan of your dentures.

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How Long Do Dentures Last?

On average, dentures last between 5 to 7 years. Implant-supported dentures have a longer lifespan because of their secure, durable fit. The lifespan of your dentures depends on several factors:

  1. Oral Hygiene: Just like natural teeth, dentures need daily care to prevent plaque buildup, stains, and damage. Good hygiene can significantly extend their life.
  2. Fit and Alignment: Natural alterations in your gums or jawbone may disrupt denture fit. Poor-fitting dentures require replacement, so regular adjustments are essential. 
  3. Proper Storage: Storing your dentures correctly helps them last longer. Incorrect storage can make them dry out and make them weaker.
  4. Eating Habits: Certain foods and habits can wear down dentures faster. Avoid chewing on hard foods and non-food items to prevent damage.

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Dentures

Here are some practical tips to help your dentures stay in excellent condition:

1. Clean Your Dentures Daily

Clean your dentures with a soft toothbrush and special denture paste. A gentle clean prevents plaque buildup and helps your dentures stay in great condition.

2. Handle with Care

Always handle your dentures gently to avoid dropping and damaging them. When cleaning, do it over a towel or a basin of water to cushion any accidental falls.

3. Regular Dental Check-ups

Visit your dentist every six months for a thorough check-up. Regular visits ensure your dentures fit well and let your dentist address any issues promptly.

4. Use Lukewarm Water

Avoid putting hot water on your dentures, as the heat can warp them. Instead, use lukewarm water to keep them safe.

Visit Lighthouse Dental Care for Expert Denture Services in Burlington, ON

For all your denture needs, trust Lighthouse Dental Care in Burlington, ON. Our experienced team provides comprehensive denture care, including cleanings, repairs, adjustments, and personalized treatment plans.

To ensure your dentures last as long as possible, follow these tips and schedule regular check-ups. Contact us and book an appointment with us today for your dentures in Burlington, ON!

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