Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal. They fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth.

Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking. They can also cause the teeth on either side of the gap to grow into the space at an angle.

Dentures may be:

Complete dentures (a full set): these replace all your upper or lower teeth

Partial dentures: these replace a single tooth or a few missing teeth

Dentures can help prevent problems with eating and speaking and give you the confidence to smile again.