There is a stereotype of the old person who wears dentures and then has them fall out. You might have been exposed to these stereotypes while watching cartoons as a young child. Certainly, the dentures of yesteryear were not fitted as well as today’s, and thus might have been more prone to falling out by accident. However, modern dentures are made from advanced materials and are often precision crafted with the aid of a computer, so you do not need to worry about them falling out by accident.
Are Dentures Just for Old People?
No, dentures are not just for old people, contrary to stereotypes. Younger people often use dentures, although they are much more likely to use a partial denture appliance for one or two missing teeth instead of an entire arch. For young people who want a more permanent solution to one or a few missing teeth, a dental implant with a custom crown is also a great option to explore. There is more upfront cost, but the implant and crown will work just like a natural tooth and last very long.