A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth. They can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal, with the teeth normally being made of acrylic that can be matched your natural tooth colour to ensure they blend as much as possible. A complete or full denture is one which replaces all of the natural teeth, whereas a partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth.
Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance. Replacing missing teeth can benefit your appearance and your health. A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Dentures can also assist with being able to eat and speak, things that people often take for granted until they have lost their natural teeth.
A full denture is suitable for those who have lost all of their teeth. And a partial denture is suitable for those who still have some natural teeth remaining. Dentures are removable and are the most cost effective approach towards replacing missing teeth or as an intermediate step whilst waiting for Implants.