We call a replacement removable tooth replacement, when the replacement which is fixed in a detachable way to the remaining teeth and the basement of the mucosa at the bone, so it can be easily removed by the patient.
The removable plated tooth replacement can be partial or complete tooth replacement, it hangs from the number of teeth still in the mouth. Complete, removable, plated tooth replacement is prepared for toothless mouths. Considering its fastening the anatomical structure of the upper jawbone and the suction of the palate is ideal to keep the dentures in place. On the other hand, in case of lower dentures the often unfavorable anatomical structure makes it hard to prepare stable dentures. Hard acrylic or fleible plastic is used as material for complete, plated tooth replacement. We distinguish from the point of view of wearing time permanent and temporary dentures. We mean under a temporary denture a denture which is worn until the permanent is prepared, which has several advantages: it speeds up the healing time of wounds, decreases the time needed for the patient to get accustomed, and it is aesthetically favorable.
In the case of partial, plated tooth replacement there are still some teeth left in the mouth, which enhance the stability of the tooth replacement. The material of the replacements is a combination of metals and plastics, that is why in daily use the dental literature calls them metal plated tooth replacements. Their advantage is that the replacement is thin, the size of the base plate can be reduced, therefore the time needed to get accustomed to it is significantly decreased, and disturbs the sensing of taste less. The tooth replacement can connect to the remaining teeth with the help of links or so called fine mechanical fasteners. With the help of the last solution preferable aesthetics and great precision can be achieved. The ensemble of removable and fix tooth replacement is called combined tooth replacement.