If you have suffered from an accident that caused you to lose your teeth or you have been affected by prolonged dental decay that meant your teeth fell out, it is vital that you replace your teeth. There are a number of reasons for this. Having a full set of teeth makes eating so much easier because your teeth are ideal implements for chewing food so that it can be digested properly. Having no teeth can spoil your appearance and lead to a loss of confidence, especially if your cheeks begin to sag, making you look older than you are.
One practical option in this case is to get your dentist to fit a set of dentures. Modern dentures can be extremely realistic-looking and hard wearing. They can be removed in order to clean them and are generally far more comfortable than they used to be. Dentures are able to be held in place by the natural suction of your gums or by using a fixing agent.
Some people now prefer the more permanent solution of having replacement teeth fixed in place with dental implants, but dentures allow you to change your mind in the future. It is possible that dentures can slip while you are eating, drinking or talking and this can be embarrassing but techniques are improving all the time. Innovations like friction-free dentures, for example, are changing the way that people think about dentures.