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It is important to have your dentures checked on a regular basis. Remember that complete dentures need to be corrected, if not changed, about every five years. Lower dentures often need to be corrected much sooner because of changes to the gums due to bone resorption, which leads to a narrowing and lowering of the gum line.
For people with no remaining natural teeth, conventional dentures allow at best 10% to 30% of your natural bite strength.
A 2001 study reported an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension and myocardial infarction, as well as a general deterioration in health among denture wearers.
Implants should last a lifetime with proper maintenance, making them a long term investment used several times a day with exceptional payoff.
The insertion of implants is a virtually painless minor surgery that takes no more than an hour. The procedure is performed onsite and has a 99.2% success rate.
In Québec, 20% of people aged 18 and over and more than 58% of people of and over the age of 65 have lost some or all of their natural teeth. If you are missing teeth, you are not alone.
Mastication is the first step in the digestion process and the absorption of nutrients necessary to maintain good health.
Wearing the same dentures for many years may lead to changes in your appearance. Dentures help support lips and cheeks. Over the years, gum resorption combined with wear to your dentures can cause a widening of the base of the nose, wrinkles around the lips and an increase in the closing movement of the mouth.