Mention dentures and there will be lots of people who still pull their face at the thought of them. So just what is it about dentures that make people cringe?
For many it is usually the memory they have of an elderly relative who kept their dentures in a bowl of water on the window sill in the bathroom and had problems keeping them in during dinner. For others it is probably due to the fact that you rarely see good publicity about dentures, usually you only see or hear about them when something funny happens with dentures has happened, or when a celebrity is photographed wearing badly fitted dentures.
Well things have moved on so much since the days of granny's flat pink false teeth. In fact 21st century dentures look so natural you probably wouldn't be able to tell someone was wearing false teeth.
Mass produced dentures like those made in the past would not fit correctly which made people speak strangely when wearing them and caused problems when eating. They looked false as gums were too pink and the teeth were not a natural white.
Individually hand crafted dentures like the ones below (produced by The Smile Centre UK) are made specifically for an individual so fit the unique contour and shape of their mouth. The high quality materials used ensure the denture is very comfortable and looks as natural as possible too.
Whilst a lot of people are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth dentures are still a very popular choice as they are more affordable than implants and do not require any invasive treatment.