Removable Denture Types
There are two types of removable dentures: full and partial.
Full dentures are usually made of plastic and replace all of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw (or both). They're generally flesh-colored and rest on your gums. A dentist will make a mold just for you so that your dentures feel comfortable and snug. Ideally, they'll look just like your natural teeth and give you a happy and healthy smile.
Partial dentures are used if several teeth are missing, but nearby teeth remain intact. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that looks like your gums. A partial denture may also have a metal (or more natural-looking) framework that connects to your teeth. Depending on what you need, your dentist will design the right partial denture for your mouth.
To figure out which kind of dentures you need, your dentist will examine your teeth to see how large the gap is, where it is located, and if there are still teeth next to it. They'll also examine your jaw. Then, they'll suggest the best type of denture for you.
Dental implants are also an option if you're looking for something more permanent down the line. Because they're implanted in your mouth, they tend to look very natural. Talk to your dentist if dental implants interest you. They might be a great choice to make you feel confident and comfortable.