A removable partial denture is a prosthesis that replaces missing teeth when some teeth are still present. Typically, a removable partial denture is made of reinforced resin denture teeth supported and retained by a metal framework with pink resin to replace the gum tissue. The number of missing teeth and their location will affect the comfort and stability of a removable partial denture. The use of dental implants may increase the stability of a removable partial denture.
Complete dentures replace teeth and supporting structures in fully edentulous arches. By matching each individual’s unique smile and bite, dentures can improve facial appearance, chewing efficiency, speech and self-confidence. Having a well-fitted and maintained complete denture is very important to maintain overall health and quality of life.