There are two main groups of dentures: complete/full dentures and partial dentures. Complete or full dentures replace all of your natural teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are used to replace some of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw.
There are a number of different types of dentures, including metallic, flexible and plastic dentures; you can discuss the different types of denture with your dentist, as some types may be more suitable for your individual needs than others. Immediate dentures are used to replace the teeth immediately after they have been lost or extracted; they are replaced once the permanent set of dentures has been manufactured and the gum tissue has healed.