When you visit the dentist for full dentures they will first remove any existing teeth that still remain. The dentist will take molds of your jaws and create the dentures from these molds. The upper dentures have a flesh colored acrylic base that covers the roof of your mouth and the bottom part is shaped like a horseshoe to make room for your tongue.
There are two types of full Dentures: Full Conventional Dentures and Immediate Full Dentures. Conventional Full Dentures are inserted after your mouth has been given time to heal and your will have no teeth during the healing time. Immediate full dentures are inserted right away but they will have to be replaced after your mouth heals because your bones and the shape of your jaw will change from the removal of your remaining teeth.