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Why Making False Teeth is Becoming a Dying Art

January 7, 2022
by Angie Brown, BBC Scotland News


The “sophisticated art” of making dentures is being lost due to a lack of practice because fewer patients now need false teeth, according to leading dentist Prof Angus Walls.

Across the UK as a whole, the number of people over the age of 70 with some natural teeth has increased from 20% to 80% in the space of 40 years.

But despite better oral hygiene and dental technology, Prof Walls says some people will always need dentures.

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