Traditionally, dentures were the sole means available to replace missing teeth, and are still an alternative if a bridge or implant isn’t suitable.
Depending on whether a few or all the teeth are missing, replacement is possible with either a partial or a full denture. Partial dentures might be made of a plastic base or a metal base, sometimes cobalt-chrome, and are kept in place by tiny wire clips called retention clasps and reciprocators. Full dentures, nevertheless, are fabricated from acrylic and stay in position by absolutely fitting the gum and ridges of bone in the upper and lower jaws.
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