It is a type of prosthesis which can be used for the treatment of single or multiple missing teeth and can be removed by the patients and used again.
Partial dentures are apparatus attached through hooks (clasps) on the teeth and can be removed and placed by the patient easily. They are known as hooked dentures among general public. They are completed in a week with 3 or 4 sessions in total.
They are used when there is multiple loss of teeth. Attachment is ensured by precision attachment apparatus applied to the porcelain veneers on the existing natural teeth in the mouth. This time, precision attachment rather than hooks are used. They are completed in 10-12 days with 5 or 6 sessions in total.