How long do dentures last for?
There are 2 things that we need to consider to answer this question. First we ned to consider the functional longevity of the dentures. The second is the aesthetic longevity of the dentures.
Functionally, the material that dentures are made of can last a long time. Dentures can last a long time depending on how well you look after them. A full denture which is made from pink acrylic can last for 8-10 years. Department of Veteran Affairs allows for a new one to be made for free every 8 years.
If however you lose teeth, or the supporting tissue for the denture shrinks, or there has been a change in your biting vertical dimension, then the denture may not fit well, and therefore not last as long functionally.
For plastic partial dentures and metal cobalt chrome framework partial dentures, we generally suggest that they may last between 5-8 years.
Cosmetically, as long as full dentures and partial dentures are well cleaned and maintained, the denture acrylic should look as good as new for years. However it is in my experience that after 5 years of continual use, the acrylic on dentures tend to stain and capture plaque, which may be hard to remove. The metal wires and clasps in partial dentures can break, and teeth can chip and wear away.
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