A removable cast partial denture is useful for a person missing some teeth, but still having a number of natural teeth.

This device is also called a removable dental prosthesis, and is a means by which artificial replacement teeth are held in the mouth. The dental prosthesis is commonly kept in place by means of clasps. These are thin finger like structure, usually made of a special resilient metal alloy or sometimes plastic, that rest upon and wrap around some remaining natural teeth. Clasps keep the prosthesis securely in place but still allow a person to easily take it out for regular cleaning and proper brushing of remaining natural teeth.

removable cast paritial denture to replace missing natural teeth.
Removable cast partial denture

Some reasons for having a partial denture made
·                      Replace missing teeth
·                      Improve ability to chew more naturally
·                      Chew food with confidence
·                      Make it possible to eat certain favorite foods
·                      Maintain a healthier and socially acceptable mouth
·                      Aids in the preservation of remaining natural teeth
·                    Help prevent or treat problems of the TMJ.
·                      Often improve speech
·                      Helps develop a more pleasing and confident smile
·                     Support the face, often with a more youthful appearance
·                      Enhance self esteem
·                      An economical way to replace missing teeth
·            Partial dentures are usually easy to repair if they are broken

Esthetics and the conventional partial denture
Generally, clasp design is reasonably esthetic, and often it is possible for them not to be seen. However, depending upon partial denture design, which is based on mouth conditions, there may be some show of clasps. Often this is not an appearance problem. However, if avoiding an unacceptable show of clasps would compromise optimal partial denture design, various special attachments may sometimes be employed to do away with conventional clasps. These attachments are more technically complex and often are referred to as precision or semi-precision attachments.