In most cases, it is worthwhile to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Sunken cheeks, tipping teeth and poor chewing are just a few reasons to replace teeth. Partial dentures (removable prosthesis) are different from a ‘bridge’ (fixed partial prosthesis). A bridge is cemented in place permanently. Partials can be removed. They consist of acrylic or metal and acrylic restorations that clip onto teeth adjacent to the missing teeth. They are an economical alternative to a fixed-bridge, but they can be cumbersome and hard to adapt to. Often, partial dentures are a temporary solution until a fixed bridge or implants can be placed.