Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. In that case, a partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial denture is important once the teeth have been removed in order to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.