Removable partial dentures may replace a few, or many teeth. They can be made with a metal framework, or base, or an acrylic base. Removable partial dentures use the remaining natural teeth as anchors, and small wires or clasps are designed to rest on or around teeth for stability.
Complete dentures replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth. They are made with an acrylic base. Upper dentures cover the palate, or roof of the mouth, to create a seal or suction to stay in place. Lower dentures rest on the lower ridge, and are often supported by two or more dental implants for retention and stability.