Full or complete dentures are a prosthetic appliance constructed to replace missing teeth in a completely toothless mouth. They are designed to be as natural looking as possible and can also help restore natural facial features. The life span of dentures is approximately 10 years depending on how they are looked after.
Partial dentures are a prosthetic appliance constructed to replace from 1- 13 natural teeth for the upper or lower jaw. They fill in the gaps of missing teeth to improve appearance, function for eating and speaking and also help prolong the life of the remaining natural teeth. They are held in place by retainers or clasps and may be made of acrylic or a cast metal framework.