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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 […]

Why your jaw protrudes with old dentures

Question from reader: I have been wearing my current dentures 10 years. Why does my lower jaw protrude? As your back teeth wear down, your lower jaw has tendency to come forward. This is a sure sign it’s time for new dentures. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years. […]