Denture Overview


Denture Care

Teeth impact how we all look and feel, and this influence remains true for 18% of the US adult population who wear dentures.1

Patients face challenges at all stages of the denture journey and must adapt to a number of different prostheses: partial dentures, immediate dentures following tooth extraction, and full dentures.2,3

Each patient’s experience with dentures will be different. Individual needs surrounding medical concerns, physical and psychological factors, and patient adaptation to dentures can affect how dentures perform.2–6

The Number of Denture Wearers is Increasing7

  • Many people relay on some form of denture

    Many people rely on some form of denture4,8

    Majority of denture wearers in Canada wear full dentures followed by partial dentures as opposed to a combination of full and partial dentures.8

  • 2050 projection – growth in people aged 65 years or older

    The global population is getting older9

    In 2022, 771 million people in the world were aged 65 years or older, representing 10% of the global population.9

    By 2050, this figure is set to increase to 1.6 billion people aged 65 years or older – amounting to 16% of the global population.9

  • Older people are more likely to need dentures

    There is a direct correlation between age and the likelihood of requiring a denture.10

    According to the 2010 Canadian Health Measures Survey, 22% of the Canadian population aged between 60 and 79 were edentulous.11

    Whilst the incidence level continues to decline, continued growth in the population suggests that rates will remain constant or increase in the next few decades.12

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