Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures -- full and partial.
Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed and can sometimes be seated at date of natural tooth removal.
Partial dentures are attached to a gum-colored nylon or metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to fixed bridges.