A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.
Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. All dentures will require a period of adjustment as the patient becomes used to speaking with them on and learning how they function. Dentures can now be supported with implants which have greatly improved the support, retention, and adjustment period for patients.