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New Technologies, Fluoridation Affects Future Of Denture Industry

The Lima (OH) News (6/22) reported on how the industry of denture makers is changing, as well as how “dentures as a medical device are starting to phase out as both technology and standards shift.” The American College of Prosthodontists “estimates the total number of people dealing with toothlessness to increase,” but dentists have “seen decreases in the number of patients looking for dentures, thanks, in part, to decades of improvements in dental care.” The introduction of fluoride into drinking water has “done a lot of the work in improving the country’s dental health.” While the “need for full-set dentures may be” on the decline, “new technologies are moving forward – expanding the type of dental prosthesis and pushing the rate at which their made.”

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