If several teeth are missing, especially on both sides of the jaw, another replacement option is a removable partial denture. Partial dentures are typically supported by a strong and thin metal framework which holds the replacement acrylic teeth and a pink gum colored base. A partial denture is an effective way to prevent natural teeth from shifting, supporting your cheeks and lips, and stabilizing your occlusion or bite. It is important for the dentist to check the remaining teeth and bone to make sure they are strong enough to support and anchor the partial denture.
Partial dentures are typically removed for cleaning and at night to give the supporting teeth and gums time to rest.