A removable denture replaces missing teeth. 'Partial' dentures
replace a few missing teeth and full' or 'complete' dentures are
needed if all the natural teeth are missing.
Complete dentures are best made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can also be made wholly of acrylic. Alternatively, they can consist of acrylic teeth on a light metal alloy base: this type of partial denture is more secure and less bulky, but also more expensive.
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