There are two types of conventional dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Partial dentures will traditionally have metal or acrylic clasps that anchor on to your neighboring teeth.
Conventional dentures are made after the removal of all of your natural teeth, and they can be worn immediately. However, it may take some time to get used to wearing them, and you may need to have them adjusted periodically. Sometimes two sets of complete dentures are made – one during the healing phase and one once everything has healed from the extractions of your teeth.
Dentures are a popular option for missing teeth, as they are affordable and can be fitted immediately. However, there are some disadvantages to consider before making a decision. Dentures may not allow you to eat the same foods you once did, and they can break if they are dropped. Additionally, dentures take time to get used to and are usually recommended to take out at nights.