As we age, our teeth gradually deteriorate. Ageing teeth become brittle and crack or chip more readily. Deep decay adds to the problem.
If present, severe gum disease may damage gums and jawbone, leading to tooth loss. If teeth are badly affected by wear, trauma, decay or gum disease, your dentist may suggest extraction as the best treatment option.
Even at a relatively young age, some people have extensive loss of teeth. When many teeth are lost or extracted, a denture may have to be fitted to maintain normal chewing, bite, speech and the appearance of the upper and lower jaws.
Millions of people worldwide wear dentures. With today’s technology they look more natural and fit better than ever before. For many people, dentures vastly improve their oral health and appearance.