A denture, in an easier way, can be identified as a removable replacement for missing teeth that have been lost due to some problems like injury, tooth decay or gum disease. They can also be understood as the artificial teeth and gums which are formed for the mouth of the patient and created by the dentists for replacing lost or eliminated natural teeth. They will be custom designed to fit the mouth and a look will be given the same as the existing teeth. There are two types of dentures, namely full dentures and partial dentures.

Full Dentures
Full dentures are removable devices that consist of both upper and lower sets that can be used to replace the missing teeth. The dentist can apply full dentures when there is a complete absence of all the teeth. Porcelain and acrylic are two of the things by which the denture teeth are made up of. There are two different kinds of full dentures, namely conventional full denture and immediate full denture.

The difference between both these full dentures is that the conventional denture will be placed in the mouth after any residual teeth are eliminated and tissues have healed. The process of healing may take several months, at that time, the patient is without teeth. On the other side, conventional dentures can be identified as immediate dentures which are generated in advance so they can be positioned after the removal of teeth. During this process, the patient will not have to live without teeth at the time of the healing period. Though, there might be possibilities of gums and bones that shrink over time, particularly at the time of healing period following teeth removal.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Andre Eliasian is an award-winning Dental Professional, an active community volunteer, and owner of Elite Dental Group Corporation. Dr. Eliasian has a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and has a reputation helping his patients achieve “the perfect smile” by restoring missing and damaged teeth using the latest in Dental Implant technology – the best choice for a natural smile.