The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of 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.
Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.
A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips.
Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.
If they are well looked after, you will have a very natural looking smile.They will also help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions and you will be free of any speech problems which were caused by missing teeth
Types of Dentures:
Complete Dentures: Replace all of your missing teeth
Immediate Dentures: Are placed at the same time your own teeth are removed, best for replacing 1-2 teeth. Very effective if you do not want people to know you have just had a tooth removed.
Over Dentures: Similar to complete dentures but some of the roots of the teeth are left in the jaw bone and used to support the denture
Partial Dentures: These are used to replace one or more missing teeth to fill the gaps between your teeth