Improvement in the general oral health due to public awareness and fluoride has,over the years resulted in less teeth being extracted and thus the previous trend towards dentures was reduced.Everyone now knows that they can keep their own teeth indefinately and that the older perceptions of “a tooth for every child”and “I will get long in the tooth as I get older”or”I will lose all my teeth anyway,so why bother”does no longer apply.
Dentures,however,is still a fact of life and well made denture can provide a lot of comfort.