Can a partial denture be made into a full denture?

Can a partial denture be made into a full denture?

November 20, 2023

Losing teeth can be tough, affecting your confidence and overall well-being. At DSV Dental, we understand the challenges you face, and we are here to provide solutions that are trusted, caring, and gentle. We offer a range of dental prosthetics, including full and partial dentures, tailored to your specific needs. While partial dentures replace a few missing teeth, full dentures restore your complete smile. But what if you already have a partial denture and wish to upgrade to a full denture? Let’s delve into the possibilities and important considerations for such a transition.

Understanding Partial Dentures:

Partial dentures are a popular choice for those with a few missing teeth. These custom-made prosthetics seamlessly fill the gaps, supporting and enhancing your smile’s aesthetics. Our partial dentures are personalized to blend in with your natural gum line, and they have clasps or attachments that secure them to adjacent teeth, ensuring stability.

The Transition to Full Dentures:

If you are considering transitioning from partial to full dentures, it is important to take a few key factors into account:

Evaluation by a Dentist: The first step is consulting a trusted dentist, like our team at DSV Dental. We will carefully assess your oral health, remaining teeth, gum condition, and jawbone structure to determine if full dentures are the best option for you.

Additional Tooth Extractions: In some cases, transitioning to full dentures may involve extracting any remaining natural teeth to create a stable foundation. However, not everyone will require extractions, as it depends on their unique oral health situation.

Jawbone Resorption: When natural teeth are missing, the jawbone may shrink over time. This bone loss can affect the fit of your full denture, potentially causing discomfort and instability. Our dentists may recommend bone grafting to maintain bone structure for a better denture fit.

Creating Full Dentures: Your oral health journey is unique, and we recognize that. If full dentures are the right choice for you, our experienced team will craft personalized dentures that look and feel natural, ensuring your comfort and confidence in speaking and eating.

The transition from partial to full dentures is possible with careful evaluation and planning. Our skilled and caring dentists at DSV Dental are here to guide you through the process, address your oral health concerns, and provide personalized solutions. Whether you are in Whitby, ON, or Brooklin, ON, our gentle and affordable dental care is designed to help you achieve a successful denture transition.

At DSV Dental, we prioritize your oral health and well-being. We understand that making dental care decisions can be emotional, and we are here to support you through the process, whether you need partials, full dentures, or a transition reach out to us, and let us help you regain your self-assured smile.