are what one thinks of when referring to "false teeth". Both upper and lower dentures require accurate impressions of the remaining edentulous (toothless) jaws
In addition to this impression, the dentures need to be made keeping in mind the structures that are being replaced. This includes the missing teeth, gum tissue and bone. Doing so allows for correct restoration of lip support (thus reducing wrinkles!), helping with clearer speech and improved esthetics. There are numerous occlusal (biting) schemes that are incorporated into the dentures that make them both stable and more comfortable for the patient.