In everyday language one often speaks of “third teeth” when it comes to dentures. Basically, dentures can be divided into fixed and removable dentures. Fixed dentures are usually chosen when only a few natural teeth are missing, while removable dentures are used when there are larger gaps between teeth or the loss of several teeth.

Types of fixed dentures include dental crowns, dental bridges, and implant-supported dentures. With dental implants, an artificial tooth root is anchored in the jawbone. Bridges and crowns are attached to so-called abutment teeth. On the other hand, there are removable dentures, which include full dentures (also called complete dentures) and various types of partial dentures.