• Losing a tooth or teeth can adversely affect your self-confidence and your general health. Dentures are commonly used to replace missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, a partial or complete denture would be in order. A partial denture can keep existing teeth from moving after a tooth loss, aid in chewing food, and talking comfortably. Acrylic resins are usually used in creating dentures however there have been many advances made in cosmetic dentistry in recent years so your dentist will discuss all appropriate options with you. There are many different options for dentures these days and they have the ability to totally transform a smile.