There may come a time for some of us in Leeds when we’ll have to bite the bullet and have dentures fitted and it may feel for some people, that you have placed one foot firmly in the grave, but that is possibly borne out of ignorance because what you may have thought of as dentures as a youngster has changed radically to what is now, now you have to have them fitted. The philosophy of dentists who’d rather save teeth than pull them, the effort in design and the materials that they are manufactured from have altered dramatically. It’s the desire of dentists to save teeth that has seen an incredible rise in partial dentures being used, as having teeth to anchor too helps the denture stay in the mouth better- which psychologically gives the wearer some feeling that old age hasn’t arrived just yet. The materials used are softer and adhere to the mouth better: they also look more natural. And when it comes to keeping them in the mouth, adhesives have improved greatly and combined with the fitting of mini dental implants, they lock partial and full dentures into place so tightly, it gives much more freedom to the wearer. From a health angle, wearing dentures also prevents the face sagging and stops the jaw joint from being damaged. Dentures are dashing, dentures are great, so get with the programme and have a look at what’s on offer- you will be impressed.