Follow Up

A denture adhesive is not a substitute for dentures that have lost their perfect fit through natural changes in the mouth. Therefore, it is important that you see our clinic once a year for a denture check-up. At this time, rebasing or relining may be indicated. Regular denture check-ups are free.

When should you replace your dentures? Dentures have a useful life of about five to eight years. However, your denturist is the most qualified person to tell you when a denture needs replacing.

WomenAn annual consultation to have your prosthesis checked and cleaned can prevent many problems; among them the bad habits that denture wearers develop and that require adjustments, a new base, or even a complete replacement.

The following are signs that your prosthesis needs attention:
  • it does not adhere to your gums as well as it used to.
  • it is loose.
  • does not cut food well.
  • makes your face look older.
  • has yellowed, or it causes discomfort or pain.
There are also many other clinical problems with an old prosthesis that only your denturist would notice. Because he constructs your Denture himself, the denturist actually minimises the impact of such changes. Thus, when replacement is indicated, he makes sure your new dentures conform to the changes that your face has undergone over time.

All new dentures require an adjustment period, which is entirely normal.

Sore gums? We have a solution
  • If you have been feeling pain in your gums for some time.
  • Your Denture hurts, even though it has been meticulously adjusted.
  • You can't see anything wrong except that, with time, your gum has grown thinner and its shape is more pointed.
  • You should have also noticed that your Denture is becoming increasingly loose and uncomfortable.