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Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete Dentures & Partial Dentures
When thinking about false teeth, most of us have an image of a complete set of dentures in our minds.
If a patient is missing all their teeth in both upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) arches, they may receive a pair of complete dentures, also known as ‘full’ dentures.
As the name suggests, partial dentures are worn when not all of the patient’s teeth are missing and only some need to be replaced.
These dentures may be either tooth supported or tooth and tissue supported. Your dental prosthetist will be able to explain the differences and advise on the best option.