Dentures are removable appliances used to replace some or all of the missing teeth.
They traditionally are made of pink acrylic or cobalt chrome metal with clasps to attach to other remaining teeth, or in the case of full dentures they utilize suction to provide stability in the mouth. Some full dentures use dental implants for stability when eating, especially if there has been extensive bone loss.
Cosmetic full dentures
When all teeth have been missing for many years and the bone that supports the full denture has resorbed away, facial support starts to disappear and the denture wearer starts to look older before their time.
This can be reversed by moving the denture teeth back to re-support the facial structures including lip support and cheek support; reducing the sunken in facial appearance often related to ageing or old dentures.