Dentures were invented in the 1930’s for patients who could not fit natural teeth. They are designed to imitate real teeth but have the benefits of comfort and ease of wearing and removal. The purpose of this revolutionary invention was to provide a bridge to a missing tooth. Dentures can be made from different materials such as porcelain or metal. They are usually supported by the bone and soft tissues of the jaw muscles.
Dentistry is an industry that uses dentures to create an artificial smile that has the appearance of natural teeth. Most dentists will recommend that you purchase your own teeth until you get the right fit for you. Many dentists can place these prosthetics on you for you, although this is usually only done for those with very large gaps between their natural teeth. There are also some dentists who offer their services for free. If you do not wish to undergo the pain of fitting your prosthetics, then you can opt for a dental implant. This is an option for those who have a gap between their natural teeth and would like to avoid the need for surgery.
Some people choose removable dentures as this gives them the ability to wear these on their own without having to remove them after each meal. Some dentists also use removable dentures when patients have a dental filling procedure such as wisdom teeth extraction, capsular contraction or orthodontic tooth crowns. Some of the most common dental implant methods include dental bridges, denture molds and denture implants. There are also some that choose to wear dental appliances that are fitted directly to the jawbone.