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When might Farmington Hills, MI area patients require replacements for their full or partial dentures?


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Partial and full dentures are used by many Farmington Hills, MI area patients for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. These restorations are commonly chosen by patients who want affordable replacements. It is an economical solution for many. However, patients who have dentures are often concerned as to how often they should be replaced, and what the common signs of wear and tear are.

First, modern dentures are made to be extremely durable. However, just like eyeglasses, they may need regular adjustments and need to be replaced over time. Patients who meticulously care for their dentures will be able to extend the lifespan of their restorations and keep them looking great for as long as possible. Due to changes in the gum tissue, bone, and jaw alignment, dentures may need to be adjusted to fit accordingly. Ill-fitting dentures can result in sores, which can become infected. Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS will often suggest patients bring their dentures with them during their biannual check-ups to ensure they are fitting properly for comfort and functionality.

Depending on the care of the dentures, patients may be able to enjoy their dentures for many years. Poor care may result in a short-lived denture. Patients who experience discomfort with their dentures may refuse to wear them, which can result in the shifting of existing teeth. It is important to comply with wearing dentures to maintain the smile.

When patients notice problems with their dentures between appointments, they should schedule a visit to Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS for an examination. Adjustments can be made, and the dentures can be replaced when beyond repair.

When patients receive dentures, they are educated on how to care for them. Following these instructions over time will ensure the longevity of these restorations and keep the smile looking its best.

If you believe your dentures need to be adjusted, or replaced, contact Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS today to schedule an appointment with our quality dental team.


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