Dentures are made to replace missing natural teeth. They can be a full set, which replaces all of your top and bottom teeth, or a part set that replaces one or more missing teeth. A part set usually fastens onto some of your natural teeth with metal clips.

Moulds will need to be taken of your mouth, and over 3-4 appointments the dentures will be custom-made from metal or plastic. Newly fitted dentures may need to be adjusted after fitting to ensure they are comfortable to wear.

Your dentist will advise you how to look after your dentures, to maintain your oral health.

An alternative to having dentures is to have an implant(s) fitted.