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Did you know that people have used false teeth for more than 2,000 years? Unfortunately, dentures today have a bad reputation because of how they used to look. In fact, dentures used to look like chunks of chalk. Fortunately, dentures today are made with appearance in mind. In fact, they’re shaped to fit comfortable in your mouth and to offer you a natural look.

Fortunately, dentures have come a long way. Now they are made from high quality materials, including fiberglass, acrylic, and metal—though they are often made of a combination of these ingredients. These dental appliances can be extremely useful since they let individuals with missing teeth speak clearly and chew properly. Furthermore, they can even prevent wrinkle lines.

Still, when you think of dentures, do you think of your grandparents? In reality, dentures can benefit anyone who is missing teeth. In fact, y our dentist could recommend a partial denture (if you’re only missing one tooth) or a complete denture to replace all the teeth in a jawline. In fact, rather than worrying about whether or not you’re too young for dentures, we recommend comparing their benefits to other potential restorations.

And fortunately, dentures offer several benefits. Clearly, one of the biggest benefits is cosmetic, but having dentures can also help you maintain your oral health. For example, dentures will even out your bite, making you less likely to experience headaches or to damage your teeth. Also, dentures can hold your other teeth in place. Sadly, if you are missing a tooth, your other teeth can shift, which can lead to similar problems.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact White Mountain Dental at 307-362-2220. Dr. Tyler Carlson and our team are excited to hear from you.