My dentures are starting to wear out too fast. I am on my 5th set in life and I have only had these a year and they don’t fit already. I am wondering if there is some place out there that does something like buy one get one half off so I can always keep a spare set. Maybe I can alternate so that neither pair wears out too fast. I am just trying to think of some options to help the denture fit last longer without me replacing them so soon or having to get them relined every time I turn around. Morgan
Morgan – Buy one, get 50% off dentures are not the solution for your loose-fitting dentures. If you are on your fifth set, you have likely worn dentures for a long time.
Your teeth stimulate your jawbone. After years of missing all of your teeth, jawbone shrinkage occurs. Dentures that rest on the bone accelerate shrinkage. As you have experienced, new dentures quickly don’t fit correctly and need to be relined or replaced. We recommend that you speak with a prosthodontist about dental implants to stabilize your dentures.
Over time, implant-supported dentures are more economical than continually buying new dentures. When your dentures really do wear out and need to be replaced, new dentures can be modified to be secured to dental implants. You’ll never have to worry about loose dentures again.
There are various options for stabilizing your dentures, but the more implants you have, the more secure they will be. Find an experienced implant dentist or prosthodontist for a consultation to discuss your options.
This post is sponsored by board-certified prosthodontist and Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.