Dentures are removable appliances to replace missing teeth. They may be partial, replacing one or a few teeth, or full, replacing all teeth. They are made of acrylic resin but may also be combined with chrome cobalt metal or gold alloy. A well-constructed denture can be a very economical and comfortable way to replace teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots for the replacement of missing teeth. A dental implant with an attached crown replaces an entire tooth, crown, and root, and offers a permanent and natural looking alternative for those who have lost teeth. In some cases, instead of a crown, an implant can be fitted with special clips or attachments to hold a denture. These clips will minimise movement of the denture.