Partial dentures that may be taken out and put back in are made of a metal framework and plastic teeth. The denture is held in place by metal clasps or other attachments in the framework. For cleaning purposes, you can remove partial dentures.
Clasps are the denture framework's C-, I-, and Y-shaped elements that attach to adjacent natural teeth. These teeth may require shaping to grip the clasps better and maintain a stable fit for the denture over time.