Many People think that Dentures last forever. This is not true. On average, dentures last between 8 – 10 years, depending on the way they are treated, and regular maintenance. In general, dentures should be reviewed every 2 – 3 years, even if they still feel comfortable.
Although the denture base does not alter in shape, the tissue supporting the denture is constantly changing in shape, which in turn may cause the denture to become loose and irritable. Also the teeth do become worn altering the occlusion.
Therefore, regular ‘check-ups’ are needed to maintain the dentures. This may include a Reline to refit the denture to your gingival tissue, a relief of the ‘sore spot’, or maybe just a clean.
All you need to do is visit your local dental practitioner, and he or she can assess your situation.