Partials & Dentures
A removable partial usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the partial in place in the mouth.  Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth while anchoring to the remaining natural teeth.  A denture replaces all missing teeth.

 When a tooth is not replaced, the remaining teeth can drift out of position and change the bite.  This can lead to problems affecting your Temporal Mandibular Joint, cavities, gum disease, difficulty with chewing and eating resulting in medical problems affecting your stomach and overall  digestive system.   

In addition, multiple missing teeth can result in drastic facial changes where the face collapses in appearance, the lips become thin and flattened, the chin moves forward and upward and appears pointed.  The mouth looses its shape, and cheek pouches become pronounced on either side of the lower jaw sometimes forming cracks or sores at the corners of the mouth.