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Partial Dentures: Photographs

Photograph of a person with a few teeth missing Photograph of two types of partial dentures
This person needs a partial denture to replace some missing teeth, but can retain the natural teeth that are still there. These partial dentures, which have a clasp attachment, will replace the missing teeth.
Photograph of partial denture with clasp attachment in mouth Photograph of partial denture with precision attachment in mouth
Partial dentures with a clasp attachment in the patient's mouth. The metal of the clasps is visible, but will not show during everyday activities. A partial denture with a precision attachment in a patient's mouth. The attachment is not visible. A precision attachment on a crown covers the tooth next to the missing teeth.
A precision attachment on a crown covering the adjacent tooth Illustration showing how a precision attachment works
A precision attachment on a crown covering the tooth next to the missing teeth. This shows how an attachment on the denture would slide into the crowned tooth. If this were a real denture, the denture teeth would be blocking the view of the attachment.
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