What are dentures ?
A denture is a mobile replacement for missing teeth and surrounding soft tissues (gum). There are two types of dentures: partial and complete (full). The partial ones are used when there are still natural teeth existing and we want to restore only the missing ones and the full ones when all the teeth of a dental arch are missing.
They can be of several types of materials: acrylic (classic), flexiplast (valplast), biodentaplast, polyan, skeleton (acrylic with metal frame) etc.
A partial denture is made up of teeth attached to a pink or transparent prosthetic base that is attached to natural teeth already existing using metal hooks or a metal skeleton that provides support and stability.
They also help in preventing the remaining teeth from migrating (changing their position) over time.