Prosthodontics and your health:
There are two issues here: Health and Quality of life.
Having good teeth or tooth substitutes helps you to maintain your health. Proper mastication of food is essential especially as you grow older. If you can't masticate properly, it is more difficult to gain the nutrition that you need.
It also helps you maintain your quality of life. Eating has become much more than a necessity. It is also a major social function which grows in importance as we age. To be able to eat without the embarrassment or pain associated with poor fitting dentures or poorly constructed dental prostheses is a major goal of good prosthodontics.