Dentures or as they are commonly known as false teeth are prosthetic devices used to replace any missing teeth. Most dentures are removable however there are some more permanent options. There are two main categories of dentures, complete and partial dentures.
There are two types of complete dentures, immediate and conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and are able to be placed in right after the teeth have been removed. The downside to these is that as the bones and gums shrink over the healing process more adjustments have to be made. The immediate dentures are most commonly used as a temporary replacement, until the conventional dentures are made.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and as the gum tissue starts to heal. It is usually ready within eight to twelve weeks after the teeth are removed. Conventional dentures are the most common type of full dentures available.