Dentures are suitable for patients who are missing numerous teeth and are usually less expensive than other options of treatment such as dental implants and bridges. There are two types of dentures: partial and complete. As the name indicates, partial dentures are made up of one or more false teeth and are held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth that act as anchors. Complete dentures are used when all the natural teeth are missing and must be replaced by a complete set of false teeth. It is important to keep dentures clean as plaque builds up on them as easily as it does on natural teeth. Be sure to remove the dentures every night and soak it in special denture cleaner. It is also important to brush your natural teeth and gums gently with a soft toothbrush. By keeping your dentures clean becomes a preventative measure against the spread of bacteria from your dentures to your natural teeth. This will help reduce the risk for developing gum disease and cavities.