Dentures (false teeth)
More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. A full denture is used to replace all your teeth. A partial denture is used to replace just some missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (mould) from your gums. They are usually made from metal or plastic.
They are removable so you can clean them, although partial dentures can be brushed at the same time as your other teeth. A full set needs to be removed and cleaned with soapy water or soaked in a cleaning solution.
Dentures are important if you lose your natural teeth as losing your teeth makes it difficult to chew your food, which will adversely affect your diet and may cause your facial muscles to sag.