Dentures – you’ve come a long way, baby! Dentistry has got to be one of the world’s oldest professions. Over 3,500 years ago, Egyptian dentists were working on the world’s first known dentures, making them from gold wire and human teeth. A Japanese priestess wore what is now the world’s oldest complete dentures about 1,500 years ago. Her dentures were made primarily from wood and were probably more comfortable than the dentures that George Washington wore, many years later. That close-lipped smile George wore in portraits (and seen on older dollar bills) could have been because his mouth hurt.
Dentures have certainly not gone out of style. Today’s dentures look very realistic, encouraging wearers to sport great, big smiles. Even more important, properly fitting dentures are comfortable. It’s estimated that 80% of denture wearers only remove them for cleaning, wearing them day and night. This is not actually a good thing to do, according to many dentists, but does attest to the fact the dentures are comfortable.
Partial Dentures Las Vegas are used when there are only a few missing teeth. Besides restoring a smile, the partials help to preserve remaining teeth. When a large gap is left between teeth, the remaining teeth start to shift, affecting the gums and jawbone.
Full Dentures Las Vegas are what people think of as false teeth. However, many people only have dentures on the top (or the bottom), retaining half of their natural teeth. When a person has scattered missing teeth, they may decide to have the few remaining teeth removed in favor of a full denture rather than filling in the gaps with implants or partials. Dentures are often the least expensive choice, as well as the quickest. With reasonable care, dentures will last for many years.
There are many types and styles of dentures. Desert Breeze Dental in Las Vegas, NV, can explain the available options to anyone interested in learning more about Dentures. They are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their patients by focusing on the needs of the patient. A wide range of dental services are available, including exceptional quality dentures and denture repairs. Contact the office with a question or to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.
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