If you are missing teeth, a partial denture may be a viable option for you. A partial denture relies on your existing teeth for support and retention. Partial dentures can be made from many different materials and many different configurations. The most common type utilizes a metal framework that is adapted to your existing teeth and tissues. The denture teeth and pink acrylic that mimics your gums are attached to the metal framework. In most cases partial dentures are preferred over complete dentures because they are much more stable in the mouth. A partial denture is a removable prosthesis.