Nelson Dentistry

How long do dentures last?

At Nelson Dentistry, we know how missing teeth can impact how you eat, speak, smile, and even feel about yourself. Dr. Jonathan Nelson offers custom-made and hand-crafted dentures as a reliable tooth restoration option.

We provide multiple options for dentures: partials are great for patients who have some teeth that need to be replaced. They allow patients to chew, speak, and look great. They also fill out the cheeks where the missing tooth had created a sunken appearance to prevent facial sag or your remaining teeth from shifting. Complete dentures are perfect for patients who are missing all their teeth on the upper or lower arch, or both. 

Proper Maintenance Is Critical

Dentures can last for many years, especially if they are well taken care of. Patients are encouraged to visit their denture dentist in Missoula so that we can make any necessary adjustments. Even if all the teeth have been restored, patients will still need to come in annually for a dental check-up. 

According to the American Dental Association, patients should replace their dentures every 5-7 years to account for changes in the fit and to restore their appearance. Typically dentures have an average life of 7-10 years.

Dentures can have regular wear-and-tear that comes with usage; they can stain and wear down faster than natural teeth. The jawbone and tissues can shrink over time, which will change the way dentures fit the gumline. 

Call Nelson Dentistry for Your Denture Check-Up

With proper care, your dentures can last for many years; patients will need to replace them to keep up with any changes to the bone or gums. 

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