Dentures are false teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or    partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a few    teeth. Both types are made in a dental lab, based on a mold (or an impression) of your    mouth.

A partial denture is also called a "removable partial denture" or a "partial." It is made up of one    or more false teeth, and held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby teeth. You can take the    partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night. A partial denture may be used when    nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are    missing.

A full denture is also called a "complete denture" or "false teeth." It can be used when all your    natural teeth are missing. Remember, you need to care for a denture as carefully as you would    look after your natural teeth.