Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the tissue around them or by remaining teeth.
Dentures come in a great variety of sizes, form, and materials. Most of them are removable, although a few of them are semi-fixed.
Some dentures rely on bonding or clasping onto remaining teeth or implants, while others are just placed over the jawbone.
Dentures are divided into two categories: dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch (jaw) and dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the maxillary arch (upper teeth).