Dental problems can affect an individual at any age. Untreated chronic infections, trauma, several medical conditions, and injury may lead to irreparable damage. Your dentist will make all possible effort to save the original tooth. Tooth extraction is recommended when all other medications have failed to show the desired results. However, a missing tooth can pose severe problems including strain on adjoining teeth, misalignment, and problems with chewing and speaking. They are best replaced by artificial teeth as early as possible. Several kinds of dentures are available including fixed and removable partial dentures. Removable partial dentures are used for replacing one or more artificial teeth. The prosthetic teeth also called abutment teeth are attached to a pink gum-colored plastic base. The entire structure is anchored with the natural teeth with the help of metal or plastic clasps. Sometimes a precision attachment fixes the artificial teeth to the adjoining tooth. Removable partial dentures are low maintenance, they can be taken out for cleaning or while sleeping. Initially, the removable dentures may feel bulky and uncomfortable in the mouth. The metal clasps may irritate the skin around the gums and few patients develop soreness. However, with time and appropriate readjustments made by the dentist, they are customized according to the requirements of the patient. A removable partial denture treatment may take several sessions of 30 minutes to an hour. The treatment can cost anywhere between $ 500 and $ 2000 depending on the number of artificial teeth required. The dentures are strong and durable.