Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures have been used in dentistry for a very long time as an alternative to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
A partial denture is made of a metal framework and acrylic that goes around the roof of the mouth or the floor of the mouth. It has a clasp to help on retention. A partial denture can also be made of a special kind of plastic material that mimics the color of the gums color for a better aesthetic result.
currently there other materials aside from metal that are more esthethic and are called acetal partials , the fabrication of this is almost completely digital which makes for a very accurate fit and also very esthethic
Partial dentures are still widely used today as an alternative to replace missing teeth