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How long should dentures last?

Question from reader: I read that dentures should last 10 to 15 years. Is this true? The American Dental Association recommends replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years. One consistent observation I have made with patients who have worn their dentures 10 years plus, is the over-closure of the bite. (Nose & chin are […]

Dentures and Bone Loss – How it affects your smile

How wearing dentures and bone loss affects your smile Question from reader: After I lost my natural teeth and got dentures, my lips have all but disappeared. Why? The longer you wear dentures and the more bone loss you have, the more care and attention must be paid to the cosmetic aspects of your new […]