There are two types basic types of dentures, and they are custom or immediate. Immediate dentures are made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. This makes it convenient for patients because they are never without teeth during the healing period. Immediate dentures are refitted several months after they are initially positioned because when natural teeth are removed, and healing takes place, bones and gums shrink. Immediate dentures are used as a temporary solution until conventional dentures are fitted. Conventional or custom dentures are made after teeth have been removed, and the gum tissue is partially healed.
Full Dentures are composed of false teeth on a plastic base. The base of the dentures is flesh colored to look like your natural gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, and the lower denture has a horseshoe shape that makes a natural space for the tongue. Full dentures can be removable or fixed.