Dentures, also known as “false teeth,” is a prosthesis worn by those missing real teeth. It is inserted in the mouth, replacing the natural teeth and providing support for the lips, mouth, and cheeks. Typically acrylic-made, complete dentures are designed like a horseshoe, leaving ample room for a person’s tongue on the lower arch.
The teeth are made of porcelain or plastic, and at times, both. There are two types of conventional dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Both can be removed from the mouth.