Replacing missing teeth with dentures has substantial benefits for both your overall health and self-confidence. A complete or full denture is an appliance worn to replace all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws and provides support to prevent sagging facial muscles that can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.
A partial denture fills in the space created by a few lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps called precision attachments.
The base of a denture is called a plate and is made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The false teeth are made of acrylic and coloured to match your remaining teeth, which is especially important in the case of partial dentures.