What are the different types of dentures?
There are two main types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures.
Full or complete dentures replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or all the teeth in your mouth. The replacement teeth are attached to a gum-coloured plate that rests on the roof or floor of your mouth and attaches through suction.
If you are having full dentures, any remaining teeth will need to be extracted first. We can place temporary dentures to use while your gum is healing before fitting your final dentures when swelling has subsided.
If you only need to replace individual teeth or several teeth in a row, partial dentures can bridge the gap. These rest on the gum and attach to the back of the neighbouring teeth with small clasps.
Alternatives to dentures include dental implants or a dental bridge. Implants can be used in combination with dentures to provide more stability for the denture and to support your jaw.