Removable dentures can be partial or complete, depending on the number of teeth missing. Dentures are worn during the day and can be placed and removed by the patient. Sometimes a partial denture may need metal clasps to help it stay in the mouth. Unfortunately, these metal clasps may be visible when speaking or smiling. Another drawback of a removable partial denture is that they can move a little while speaking or eating, which can be uncomfortable. We recommend taking them out at night and soaking them in a cleaning solution. With a partial denture there is no need to file down any teeth, and this option is the most economical.