Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. They can replace all the teeth on an arch (complete denture), some of the teeth (partial denture) or only 1-2 teeth on the same side (unilateral partial denture). Dentures can be fabricated with acrylic, metal, or flexible Valplast material. Consideration on which material to use is based on the quality of the supporting teeth, gum/bone health, and esthetics. While dentures are removable and not fixed, they play an important role for many patients in restoring function as well as a beautiful, natural smile.