A partial denture covers only part of your mouth. It stays in place with clasps that secure to your adjacent natural teeth. Partials are usually recommended when one or more of your natural, healthy teeth are still in the mouth. Associated Dentists try to keep as many teeth as possible in your mouth, because the more natural teeth, the greater the integrity of your jawbone. Our dentists will typically recommend partial dentures when at least one or more of your natural teeth are healthy.