Dentures are the original false teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps where several teeth are missing, while complete dentures replace an entire set of teeth.
The fit of dentures is very important. They should fit well enough that they do not require the regular use of an adhesive. Top palette dentures often sit better in the mouth due to the suction that is created. Bottom dentures rarely fit 100%.
Unfortunately, dentures do not stop the bone loss that comes with missing teeth—in fact, if you haven’t had teeth for many years, the bone loss is so great that a good fit is very difficult. And since the bone continues to deteriorate, you will need to be refitted for a new set of dentures every five to seven years.
Were not made of wood! His famous false teeth were comprised of gold, ivory, human, and animal teeth (probably horse or donkey teeth).