A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
A fixed partial denture replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns in the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth on them, which is then screwed into place. It not only fills in the spaces by missing teeth but also prevents adjacent teeth from changing position.
Full dentures can be attached to dental implants within the jaw to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance. There would be no need for adhesive creams or gels and it allows for a more retentive strength.
Removable / Fixed
Removable dentures can be an effective solution for a few teeth or a complete set. It can easily snap on and off of your implants. Standard removable dentures are the most common, where you can have either a partial or full plate. Although removable dentures cost less than full denture implants, they do have their drawbacks and may have to be replaced after a certain period of time.
Fixed dentures are screwed onto your implants and secured so that they stay there permanently.