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Removable Partial Dentures
If you have several missing teeth, one option for replacing them is with a removable partial denture.
These tooth replacements vary in complexity and durability from elaborate systems of clasps and teeth to simple plastic pieces with clips on them.
To the right is a picture of a standard removable partial denture. Grooves and planes may be ground into the surface of some of the teeth so that the appliance will fit securely, will not unduly stress the teeth it is attached to, and will remain in place while eating and talking. When made well, they can be very comfortable, but it is always noticeable that something foreign is in your mouth, and a period of adjustment is always required.
Majority of RPD is made of cast metal with acrylic, so sometimes they are called cast partial denture. However, we can have non-metal but still strong removable partial denture to improve estetics nowadays. Removable partial denture is considered a compromised option compared to bridge or dental implants because they have to be removed for cleaning on a daily basis, not as hygienic, bulkier and food trapping and unesthetics just to name a few disadvantages.