A denture replaces teeth that you are missing whether it is 1 tooth or all 28. The surrounding soft and hard tissues of your mouth support your denture. There are multiple types of dentures including acrylic, chrome and flexi. Your dentist will discuses your options with you to determine the best one for your needs.
Full or partial dentures?
A full denture is a removable acrylic base, or plate, which sits over the gums. On top of this sits a set of crafted acrylic teeth, which will be made to look as natural as possible. This replaces your original teeth. A partial denture is attached to the teeth either side of the gap and replaces one or a few missing teeth. They are also used as an alternative to a bridge to fill gaps in your teeth.