Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth and restore oral function and aesthetics. They come in two main types: complete dentures, which replace all teeth in an arch, and partial dentures, which replace only a few missing teeth while utilizing remaining natural teeth for support.
Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base that mimics gum tissue, supporting a full set of artificial teeth. Partial dentures incorporate metal or acrylic frameworks, clasps, or attachments to anchor onto existing teeth, creating a stable fit. Dentures are designed to improve speech, chewing ability, and facial appearance while preventing further oral issues like shifting teeth and bone loss.