A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Partial dentures are made to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures can be made from different materials. Acrylic partial dentures can be tissue borne, that is resting on the gingiva only, or tooth borne, resting on teeth using metal clasps.
Cast partial dentures (cast metal frame)
Cast partial dentures are conventional cast (metal frame) partial denture with clasps and have milled crowns with cast partial denture and clasps. They are considered permanent dentures, lasting many years but require yearly recall so they can be checked for fitment and may need relining after a year or two.