What are the different types of dentures?

Conventional – A full removable denture made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed, which may take several months. 

Immediate –Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a prior visit. Immediate dentures are a removable denture that is inserted on the same day that the teeth are removed. 

Overdenture – Fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth

Removable Partial Denture – There are two types of removable partial dentures. One has replacement teeth attached to gum colored plastic bases and the other has metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth. Which one you will want depends on your needs and budget. 

Common CDT codes for Dentures:

  • [5110] Complete denture - Maxillary (Upper)
  • [5120] Complete denture - Mandibular (Lower)
  • [5213] Upper Denture - Partial - Cast Metal Frame
  • 5214] Lower Denture - Partial - Cast Metal Frame
  • [5282] Upper Denture - Removable Unilateral Partial
  • [5283] Lower Denture - Removable Unilateral Partial


1. https://www.ada.org/en/publications/cdt/glossary-of-dental-clinical-and-administrative-ter#fixedpart

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