A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. Dentures are made of an acrylic or metal base with porcelain or acrylic teeth. To custom fit a natural looking denture, accurate and detailed impressions of the remaining oral structures have to be taken. Further measurements of the jaw movements must also be recorded in order to ensure that the completed denture will function in harmony with the rest of the mouth.

A well-crafted custom fitted denture should satisfy the following conditions:

Dentures are divided into two main categories: