Removable partial dentures can be an alternative to complete dentures or bridges. If only a few teeth remain in the mouth, partial dentures may be the best choice for restoration. The replacement teeth are attached to gum-colored plastic bases which are connected by a metal frame. Because a partial is removable, it should be taken out to clean with a toothbrush designed for denture cleaning or one with soft bristles. Care is the same as with the rest of your teeth: brush after meals to remove food and bacteria and to prevent stains.
Partial dentures often help patients speak more clearly and make it easier to chew and eat food. They allow for you to keep your remaining teeth while still enhancing your smile, and eliminate the need and cost for a bridge.