Full or complete dentures are an option when all of your teeth are missing or have been removed. In the case of removal, it’s important to give the gum tissue time to heal before the dentures are placed. In some cases it’s possible to have temporary dentures that will allow you partial function while waiting for the healing process to be completed.
Similar to a dental bridge, partial dentures can be used when only some of the teeth need to be replaced. Anchored to adjacent teeth, partial dentures replace your missing teeth to restore function and preserve your dental health. Unlike a dental bridge, however, a partial denture is attached in such a way that it can be removed for ease of cleaning.