If the patient has no remaining teeth for support, full dentures are an option. Full dentures cover more of the jaw than partial dentures and rest on the remaining gum tissue. Full dentures can also be supported by implants and patients enjoy much more function and a better quality of life with implant supported dentures.
If there are some good teeth remaining to provide stability along with the gums and jawbone, partial dentures may be used. Although removable, a partial denture will give the patient a more stable bite and restore the unwanted appearance of missing teeth.