Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Types of Dentures:
Removable partial dentures: Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch.
Fixed partial dentures: also known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth.
Complete dentures: Complete dentures or full mouth dentures are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in a single arch (i.e. the maxillary (upper arch) or mandibular (lower arch).