Can A Denturist Convert My Partial Dentures Into Complete Dentures If I Need Them?

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Can A Denturist Convert My Partial Dentures Into Complete Dentures If I Need Them?

Yes, a denturist can convert partial dentures into complete dentures. When a person requires dentures, it often does not mean all of their natural teeth are gone at once. What’s more likely is that a person is missing several teeth which requires them to get partial dentures. But, over time, the rest of the other natural teeth may also require removal as tooth or gum disease strikes. In these cases, the denture wearer may think they have to get a new set of dentures when they don’t actually have to start all over again. Partial dentures can be used to create complete dentures by converting them. If you need to make the transition from partial to full dentures, consider denture conversion.

Converting Partial Dentures To Full Dentures: What To Know

Partial Versus Complete Dentures

  • Partial dentures are dentures designed for people who are missing some of their natural teeth. Partial dentures are made of a framework that attaches to the remaining teeth to hold the new artificial teeth in place, creating a natural-looking smile without any tooth gaps. These dentures are highly beneficial for your jaw and tooth health, as they prevent the remaining teeth from moving into any empty spaces.
  • Complete dentures are designed for people who have lost all of their natural teeth on the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are designed to stay in place by creating a seal with the gums and/or roof of the mouth. Complete dentures are entirely customizable and allow the wearer to eat and speak comfortably while giving the look of a healthy, natural smile

How Dentures Are Converted

When partial dentures are converted to full dentures, more teeth will have to be added and the dentures will likely require a rebase. This means that the teeth used in the partial dentures will still be used, but the base will be different and more teeth will be added to create a complete denture.

Why People Choose To Convert Dentures

First and foremost, you will want to convert dentures if you lose the natural teeth you had when you first got your partial dentures. If these teeth become unhealthy or otherwise need to be removed, the partial dentures will neither fit nor look natural, depending on which teeth are missing. But why convert dentures instead of getting new complete dentures? Converting is a more affordable denture solution. Instead of starting from scratch, the denturist already has several denture teeth to use, which can save you a lot of money as artificial teeth are priced per tooth. While a set of complete dentures will still require some teeth to be created as well as a new rebasing for the dentures, having any teeth already made cuts down costs and is a more affordable denture solution than other dental techniques, such as dental bridges. Complete dentures, if taken care of, can last for a long time, typically between 5 and 10 years, and are simple to readjust or rebase as needed.

Convert Your Dentures At Future Smiles Denture Clinic In Calgary

For those switching to complete dentures, consider a denture conversion for an affordable denture solution. While dentures are an item worth investing in, the price can seem high, as prices are dependent on how many teeth are needed, materials, and shipping costs. At Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, we help keep denture costs low by creating dentures in-house, cutting out shipping costs for our patients while getting the dentures in your hands quicker. To help further with cost, Future Smiles Denture Clinic offers Affordable Denture Solutions including direct billing and financing. If you’re ready to switch your partial dentures to complete dentures, contact our Calgary denturist at one of our locations, either at SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or NE Calgary in Coral Springs. You can also call Future Smiles Denture Clinic at 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Do partial dentures look more natural than complete dentures?
A: Both dentures look natural. Your Calgary denturist will create custom-made replacement teeth that match the colour of your existing teeth so that the partial dentures are indistinguishable from your natural teeth and leave you with a great looking smile.

Q: Will I need to get teeth pulled for dentures?
A: This varies depending on whether you are getting a full, or partial set, the shape of your mouth, the health of your gums, and the state of existing teeth remaining. Your Calgary denturist will be able to confirm whether or not you need teeth pulled after a thorough examination of your mouth.

Q: How much does a consultation cost?
A: Future Smiles Denture Clinic offers free consultations with our Calgary Denturist!

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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