More commonly known as false teeth, dentures are fitted in place of natural teeth. A full set is used to replace all your teeth. A part set is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (moulds) of your gums. They are usually made from metal or plastic.
Dentures are removable so that you can clean them with a toothbrush and then subsequently soak them in a specially designed cleaning solution.
Dentures are important if you lose your natural teeth, as losing your teeth makes it difficult to chew your food, which may adversely affect your diet and general health as well as leading to a loss of tone in your facial muscles.