When should my dentures be replaced?
It is recommended that dentures be replaced once every 5 -7 years. During this time, denture teeth will wear out & become flat. As denture teeth wear down, the patient will develop an ‘acquired bite’. An ‘acquired bite’ is a position in which the lower jaw is out of position & ‘mis-aligned’. This ‘misalignment’ can cause further TMJ (temporomandibular joint / jaw-joint) issues & concerns such as jaw pain, clicking, popping & shifting. By replacing dentures when required, this will ensure the proper & healthy positioning of your jaw & facial structures.