A partial denture is made up of one or more porcelain or plastic replacement teeth. Gum-colored plastic attaches these teeth to a metal framework. The partial is removable. It is held in your mouth with either metal clasps or precision attachments (special attachments made to fit into existing teeth, often hidden by crowns). You and your dentist will discuss which option is best for you.
Getting the Best Fit
Several visits to the dentist may be needed to be sure the partial fits properly. The following tips may help your mouth adjust faster and more easily:
Caring for Partial Dentures
Brush your partial at least once a day and soak your partial in water when you’re not wearing it.
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