Dentures do not last forever. The denture base and teeth will wear down and discolor over time. Another concern is the fact that the hard and soft tissue of your mouth like your gums and bone are constantly shrinking and changing. For this reason adjustments and relines to your dentures may be needed to help keep them comfortable and fitting properly. These changes are quite normal and occur after natural teeth are extracted.
Other factors that can affect changes to your mouth and the life of your dentures are medications, clenching / grinding habits, the types of food you eat, regular cleaning/ maintenance, and disease to name a few. We find the average patient with full dentures can benefit from a reline every 3- 5 years. Your Denturist will be able to determine your specific needs and guide to toward the correct treatment.