Dentures are prosthetic devices that fit snugly against the gums and look and function as natural teeth.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that fit snugly against the gums and look and function as natural teeth. They’re also referred to as false teeth.
The extent of tooth loss and your preference will help determine what kind of dentures are best for you. The most common types of dentures include:
- Complete dentures replace all of your teeth and must be removed daily for cleaning.
- Removable partial dentures replace some but not all of your teeth.
- Fixed partial dentures are also known as implant-supported bridges.
- Implant-retained dentures are affixed to implants but must be removed daily for cleaning(also called snap-in dentures).
Another type of denture is called a flipper. These are temporary partial dentures replacing one or two teeth. They are made of less durable materials than regular partial dentures since they are meant to be used for a short time.