If you are quite familiar with full dentures, we invite you to learn about partial dentures. These dental prosthetics restore partial tooth loss, rather than the complete tooth loss addressed by their full counterparts. In some instances, the details associated with partials are quite intuitive – after all, they are called “partials” and address an arch suffering from partial tooth loss. Curious how much you know for sure – and how much you’ve been assuming? Discover more about your current level of knowledge with an informative quiz.

Partial Dentures Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: You can only replace one tooth or up to three missing teeth with a partial – the teeth that are missing must all sit next to one another.
  2. True or False: A partial denture will make room for your remaining teeth, placing artificial teeth in the open spaces while harmonizing with your natural teeth for a beautifully complete smile.
  3. True or False: A partial is made up of high-quality acrylic that blends with your natural gum tissue, as well as artificial teeth that look lifelike and that are matched in shade and dimension to surrounding teeth.

Answer Key

  1. False. The (fixed) device that replaces up to three teeth in a row is a bridge. A partial denture can replace one or multiple missing teeth in most patterns, whether side-by-side or separated by natural teeth.
  2. True. Your partial denture will replace missing teeth, while accommodating for the remaining teeth, so you can regain your complete smile for improved confidence, successful eating, and comfortable speaking.
  3. True. We will take impressions of your smile and identify the unique color of your teeth. These details will be provided to an experienced technician at a dental lab, where your prosthetic will be custom created for your smile.


Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide patients with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry services as well as orthodontic care. To discover more or to schedule an appointment, call us at our Riverside, CA office today at (951) 689-5031. We are also happy to serve patients from Corona, Temecula, Moreno Valley, and surrounding communities.