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How long do partial dentures last?

I will get a partial denture. How long do partial dentures last?

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We do different types of partial dentures. We’re very fortunate to have choices in this category now. The older style metal partials still are the most durable and can be realigned to fit the shrinking gum tissue every 2 to 5 years. So a typical metal based partial can last up to 10 years. If you choose to have an all acrylic partial made which a huge section of our patients do because they are typically more aesthetic, plan to have these replaced by five years. Most cannot be relined. They need to be totally replaced. In our insurance driven world, most dental assistant payment plans, which we substitute the word dental insurance, (which is not correct), it is typical that they will pay for a replacement every five years.
Hi, It depends, is it a chrom cobalt partial, Valplast, acrylic? Depends on the material is made of and also of the design and of the remaining teeth...if they are strong to last or need to be modified...
Partial dentures usually last around 7-10 years. After about 5 years, the teeth may need to be replaced because they do wear down. If the partial has metal, it may be reused to make a new partial, with new pink material, and new teeth. I recommend that you keep the old one (if it still fits well), as a backup. It is always good to have a backup set of teeth.