Types of Dentures

Types of Dentures

If you are seeking dental treatment to replace your missing teeth at an affordable cost, then dentures can help. Dentures are removable dental appliances that are designed to be worn when a patient is missing some or all of their teeth. They are made to look just like your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that they aren’t real teeth!

Dentures can be made to replace a few teeth, all of the teeth, or a full mouth. They are custom created to each patient’s unique smile. They fit snugly against the gums and stay in place with the help of natural suction.

Types of Dentures

There are several types of dentures available, offering unique benefits. Here are the most common ones:

Full Dentures

There are different types of dentures, but full dentures are the most common. They consist of an acrylic base and teeth made from resin, plastic, or porcelain. The base will be the same color as your gums, and the teeth will be the same color as your natural teeth.

Full dentures are removable, so you’ll take them out and clean them each night. They can be removed easily, but they can take some practice to get on and off. If you’ve worn full dentures before, it might take you more than a few weeks to adjust to wearing them again.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a prosthetic that is used to replace some missing teeth. This type of denture consists of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. Partial dentures can be designed to replace multiple missing teeth or just one tooth.

Partial dentures can be used to restore functionality to the mouth and the appearance of your smile.


Overdentures are dentures that attach to dental implants. When properly fitted, overdentures are comfortable and very stable. Patients only need to remove their dentures for cleaning.

Denture Care

Dentures should be brushed and cleaned every day, just like natural teeth. The plaque may build up just like it does on natural teeth, so it’s important to remove it. Bacteria can also cause gum disease, so it’s important to brush your gums, too.

Do make a visit to your dentist to keep a check on your teeth and gums, and also check if your dentures still fit you well.

If you want to learn more about dentures, contact Dental Arts of Boston at (617) 266-0441 today to book an appointment with the Dentist in Boston, MA. Our team can offer guidance and make product recommendations for your unique smile.



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