When I started losing my natural teeth, I seriously considered getting partial dentures or a bridge, but then my dentist told me that I would probably lose some of the teeth he would use as anchors. I would be better off getting a maxillary denture instead of waiting for my remaining teeth to break or fall out. I never really wanted false teeth, but I'd rather have dentures than lose the ability to eat what I want.
I found out that same day dentures cost a lot more than I could afford, but my dentist said he could do all of the extractions at one time and send the measurements to a company that specialized in budget dentures. I wouldn't have to lose any of my bottom teeth, either. That would also be a substantial savings.