A dentist has recommended dental implants as the closest thing patients can get to real teeth.
Dr John Miller told the Dothan Eagle that for a long time, dentures were the only option available for those who lost their natural teeth, even though they have to be removed at night and can come loose.
However, he pointed out that these days, dental implants are a much better alternative because they look and feel real, as well as being permanently anchored to prevent clicking and movement.
Furthermore, they can return chewing efficiency to 100 per cent.
"It's the closest thing to natural teeth you can get, Dr Miller commented.
Dental implants could have helped in an incident reported by Glastonbury People earlier this week, which saw a local man appealing for the return of his dentures after losing them on a trip out.
He was hoping to get them back before Christmas Day, but his misfortune could have been avoided if his teeth were fixed in place.