Dentures are a prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth.
There are two main types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and they fit over the gums to replace the entire set of teeth. Full dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, while immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and they fit in the space created by the missing teeth. Partial dentures are usually made of acrylic and are held in place by a metal framework or clasps around the remaining teeth.