A denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth on a removable plate. There are several types:
A valplast denture is made out of flexible plastic with nylon. It is the smallest type of denture that can be made to replace a short span of missing teeth.
A plastic partial denture fits on the gum and sometimes has wire clasps to hold it in place.
A metal precision partial denture fits exactly with clasps and rests on existing teeth.
These are to replace all the teeth on either the upper/lower or both jaws. They are held in with suction and made from plastic.