Removable Partial and Complete Dentures

Removable Partial and Complete Dentures

Dentures – Definition and Types of Dentures

Dentures (artificial/false teeth) can be defined as the removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. The historical evidence of dentures can be traced back to 7th century B.C. when Etruscan in northern Italy made partial dentures out of human or other animal teeth fastened together with gold band.

The dentures that are used today are set into plastic frameworks that directly rest on the gums. The two types of dentures available include-

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate made after the entire teeth have been lost or removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A conventional denture is ready to be placed in the mouth of the patient within 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. The immediate dentures are made in prepared beforehand and are placed or positions as soon as the teeth are removed and as such, the wearer need not be without the teeth during the healing period. Immediate dentures, when compared to conventional dentures, require adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. Immediate dentures should only be considered as a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture or bridge consists of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic or plastic base matching the color of the gums. Partial dentures are used when one or more teeth that are natural remain in the upper or lower jaw.  A fixed or permanent bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space attaching artificial teeth to them.


Partial dentures fill the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from changing position. The dentists at Kiran Skin & Dental Clinic provide complete and partial dentures with Bio functional Prosthetic System Dentures (BPS) technology.