A partial is a removable appliance for patients who still retain some of their natural teeth, but also display multiple gaps due to missing teeth. Partials are composed of a resin teeth replicas attached onto a plastic gum colored plate and retained b metal clasps on both ends. The metal clasp clings on to your remaining natural teeth as an anchor for the plate of composite false teeth. A partial can be used to cosmetically improve your smile and also kept in place for chewing. If well maintained, a partial can be a long lasting solution to your missing teeth and replaced when recommended by your general dentist. Partials should be cleaned frequently and should be brought to your six month cleaning and check up.