False teeth need regular cleaning to look after the denture(s), your mouth and any remaining teeth. Poor denture care may lead to:
It is still important to visit your dentist regularly, although normally with longer between visits, even if you have no teeth. Your dentist will keep an eye on your dentures as well as ensure that the soft tissues of your mouth are in good health.
The normal life of a denture is about 5 years. Some patients do wear dentures for significantly longer, but the dentures will wear significantly over this time and it is not possible to repair that wear in one go. This leads to the loss of facial height, folding and wrinkled lips often thought synonymous with denture wear. By replacing regularly, the face can be supported in its natural position.
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