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False teeth are just those clattery teeth things from TV, right? Actually, false teeth are oral devices shaped to take the place of teeth in those without chompers, and they do a lot more than bounce around. Read on to find out how false teeth support their wearers and how prevalent they really are.

Dentures are oral devices intended to replace a few or all of a wearer’s teeth. When teeth decay, patients find themselves having difficulty eating and speaking, so dentures are made to fix those problems. Unlike some previous forms of dentures, today’s dentures are made from durable, tooth-like composite resins, meaning that they’ll save you smiling for a long time.

And think it or not, dentures are more common than you may think. In the United States, approximately 40 million people use dentures, whether partial dentures or complete dentures. This means that approximately 10% of the population is using dentures. While about 60% of people aged 65-74 wear a form of dentures, less than 4% of people aged 18-34 wear dentures. The average age of dentures in use right now is 16 years.

Dr. Jorgensen and their team can be reached at 770-536-1170, so make a date for your next visit with the Gainesville, Georgia, Legacy Family Dentistry location by reaching out to them now.