Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums.
The complete prosthesis (full denture or false teeth) is used when there are no natural teeth. It is removable and remains in place by suction. The complete prosthesis can be painful in the beginning and sometimes it can take a while to become accustomed to it. There are two types of complete prostheses: the immediate prosthesis (placed in the mouth immediately after the dental extractions) and the conventional prosthesis.
The partial prosthesis (or partial removable plate) is used when the adjacent teeth are not solid enough to support a bridge or when several teeth are missing. It consists of one or more artificial teeth retained with hooks fixed to the adjacent natural teeth. You can take it out yourself at night and for cleaning.