A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.
A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, and gives support to the cheeks and lips.
A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made from either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.
Some types of modern dentures are flexible so if you accidentally drop them, they will not break.
Dear Lama and Ron,
Thank you very much indeed for all the work that went into the preparation of my new denture.
It is very comfortable and I am very pleased with it.
Thank you also for helping me to keep the previous denture going as long as we did.
Very Best Regards