How Long Do Dentures Last?

set of dentures held in two hands

Are you looking to replace missing teeth in your smile? If so, then dentures may be the perfect option for your tooth replacement needs! Dentures offer a wide variety of benefits for patients. Here’s what you need to know about dentures including the different types and their longevity!

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial replacement teeth attached to a gum-like, acrylic resin. Dentures can either be secured in place with a strong denture adhesive or dental implants. When getting fitted for implants, your dentist will allow you to choose the shade of your replacement teeth and they will match the shade of the resin base to your gums so that the dentures look like natural teeth and gums!

Traditional & Implant-Supported Dentures

The difference between traditional and implant-supported dentures is how they are held in place. Traditional dentures suction to the gum line with the help of denture glue. Implant-supported dentures snap onto dental implants (small posts surgically placed into the jawbone). Both types of dentures are great options for replacing teeth. When choosing between the two there are certain factors you and your dentist will take into consideration such as, jawbone health, budget, and gum condition.

Denture Longevity

Just like any dental restoration, dentures are subject to natural wear and tear over time. Dentures will require maintenance if your jawbone shape changes or if you damage or wear down a part of your denture. If your dentures no longer fit properly or become damaged, it’s important to schedule denture maintenance with your dentist right away. They will be able to restore your dentures so that they continue to fit and function properly!

Restore Your Smile at Artistic Dentistry

At Artistic Dentistry, we take great pride in creating beautiful, custom-fitted tooth replacement solutions for patients in our Tucson, Arizona community. Our goal is to help you find the right dental treatments for your needs, lifestyle, and budget. If you’re considering getting dentures, we’d love to help you on your tooth replacement journey. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation!

Contact Us