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How long do dentures usually last?

Dentures will, eventually, need to be replaced, but with the proper care, they can last several years. In general, dentists recommend getting new dentures every five to eight years. Over this time, dentures get worn out due to regular use, and your gums may change shape or shrink over the years. If you clean and care for your dentures properly, you won't have to worry about getting new dentures for at least several years.
Peggy Rosen
Dentist
For healthy younger persons: with proper denture care and normal use, the denture can last as long as 10 years or more.

For people with underlying health issues that cause early bone loss or older persons; the denture may not last as long. The dentist can help determine when the dentist should be replaced.
 
Dentures should last a minimum of five to seven years. After seven years, the dentures may need to be relined or rebased if they become loose. If the dentures become too ill-fitting, they will need to be remade.
Dentures can often last for many many years. 

The real question is "How often should new dentures be made?" 

You should have your mouth and dentures evaluated annually. If there is significant wear, fractures or deterioration of the dentures, new dentures may be indicated. Of course, it may be acceptable to repair or relines the dentures, rather than remake them. Your dentist could advise you regarding the best option.

In most cases dentures will last 5 years or more. There are exceptions, and you may be one of them. This is why annual check-up are important to evaluate the dentures and your general oral health.
 

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