| Partial Dentures are an econmical alternative to fixed bridges. Many times we are able to make a good removable appliance that restores chewing capabilities while still giving good esthetics. As you see here a gentleman presented with a less than esthetic smile, we were able to fabricate a natural looking partial, that functions quite well. A new alternative in partials dentures is the flexible partial. I have found that these partials do not live up to the long term, and only consider them for tempories.