Tooth loss is a common problem among young and old people and it normally leads to embarrassment, self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Missing teeth also impedes eating and speaking and cause the surrounding teeth to shift.
Dentists use dental implants or dentures to replace missing teeth. Traditionally, dentures have always been associated with older people. However, the improvement of the technology for making dentures has increased their appeal among younger people.
Dentures are false teeth that can be removed. They have long been used as a solution for people with missing teeth, particularly in old age. Earlier dentures were made of bone or ivory but modern day dentures are made of acrylic. The use of acrylic has led to improvement in the appearance of dentures, however, many argue that using dentures to replace missing teeth should not be a permanent solution as they often cause other problems to manifest.