A partial denture is an appliance that
replaces missing teeth when some natural teeth remain.
It supports and works in harmony with an existing
denture and functions compatibly with any remaining
teeth to ensure normal chewing function.
Partial dentures also restore chewing
efficiency, and maintain proper contact between upper
and lower teeth as well as spacing between existing
natural teeth. This helps to prevent malocclusion and
temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder