It is always a difficult task for patients to decide how they wish to replace missing teeth. One of the oldest and still acceptable methods of replacing missing teeth is to use complete or partial dentures.
Complete Dentures vs. Partial Dentures (RPDs)
Complete dentures replace all the teeth in an arch (either upper, lower, or both) and rest on the gum tissue. Partial dentures replace missing teeth when there are still other teeth present, and therefore, rest on the gum tissue as well as the remaining teeth.
Implant Dentures (Implant Overdentures)
In situations where the stability of the dentures leaves something to be desired, dental implants can be used as an anchor in the bone to help retain the denture.