An increasing number of individuals are using false teeth across the country. The two leading reasons for this include cosmetic and functional purposes. Many young people get dentures for cosmetic purposes, based on the current fashion trends. Functional reasons for false teeth include giving a person the ability to eat easily and talk without any difficulties. When choosing the types of dentures, you have the option of selecting permanent ones or temporary false teeth. Temporary false teeth are only worn at particular times, and you can remove them when you feel like. Permanent false teeth are fixed to the gums and cannot be easily removed. In case you need to replace them, you have to visit a dentist. The cost of false teeth depends on the exact type that you have selected.
1. The elderly
This represents the biggest segment of people who need false teeth. Many old people lose their teeth because of natural causes, especially after they reach seventy years old. This affects their lives since they experience difficulty when eating and talking. When this happens, an ideal solution is to get false teeth which enable them to lead comfortable lives. Because of their age, many old people prefer temporary false teeth that can be removed in the evening and when they are not needed.
2. Accident victims
Hundreds of people are involved in accidents or fights that lead to the loss of teeth. For many people, this is a huge inconvenience for them, and this causes them to get false teeth. This is more common among accident victims who are below forty years old. While the false teeth are mainly for functional purposes, they also serve a cosmetic role since such people interact with their peers on a more regular basis.
3. Private individuals
An individual can also decide to get false teeth even though they have not been involved in an accident. This mainly arises for cosmetic purposes when a person wants to improve their looks. An example is the popularity of gold or silver teeth among young people. In this case, you visit a dentist to remove all your existing teeth and have them replaced surgically. The problem with this procedure is that it cannot be reversed easily when you change your mind in the future. Some people also experience extreme cases of tooth decay because of poor diets, and this forces them to get dentures.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!