A denture or a full denture as it is called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been removed and the gums have healed.
- An immediate denture is made and inserted immediately after the teeth are removed and the gums are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the roof of the mouth.
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of composite. Dentures can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.