Full dentures are an economical way to replace teeth when an entire upper or lower arch is edentulous (has no remaining teeth). Going from natural teeth to dentures can take some adjustment, but they can restore appearance and function for a lifetime. Depending on the patient, some dentures can be stabilized with implants.
Partial dentures are used to replace multiple teeth in an arch when there are still some teeth present. They include false teeth over a metal base that attaches to remaining natural teeth.