Complete & Partial Dentures

At Western Piedmont Dental, we can offer you complete and partial dentures. Understanding the difference between the two will allow you to make an informed decision.

A denture is a dental attachment used to cover missing teeth and the dental tissues nearby. They are designed in a way that looks natural to your dentition. From color to the material, everything helps in enhancing your smile and regaining your ideal funtion. There are two types of dentures; partial and complete.

The two denture types serve different purposes. The complete denture is used when all the teeth are either broken or removed. However, the partial denture is employed when there are some healthy teeth still remaining; it fills the spaces and prevents other teeth from shifting.

There are further subcategories in complete dentures – conventional and immediate. In the case of conventional dentures, the patient has to be without teeth for around a month, as they are made after the teeth are removed. The immediate dentures are made prior to teeth removal and can be placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. The readjustments and additional relines are done in the case of immediate dentures after the gums are healed.

Regardless of the type, dentures are durable teeth replacements that usually need minimal repair or readjustment, and we often recommend them for patients, who may not good candidates for dental implants.

The right time for dentures

If you are in the situation where you lose all the teeth from either the upper jaw or lower jaw, or both, you should go with complete dentures. Otherwise, if you have lost only a few teeth, you can go with a partial denture. These dentures help in retaining the facial structure and improving function.

Nevertheless, eating with this new appliance may be a little difficult at first, but slowly and gradually you will get used to it. There is a learning curve associated with eating and speaking when fabricating dentures.

Benefits of getting dentures


As the dentures can be removed, it is easy to clean them. Though just like your original teeth, you have to follow a certain oral routine to maintain their cleanliness. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a good-quality cleaner to keep them free from plaque and debris.

Improves the smile:

Being edentulous can make you look years older than you really are. Therefore, getting dentures can improve your facial structure and boost your confidence. More than anything, the confidence that radiates after wearing them enhances your smile and makes you look amazing!

Fits well into the mouth:

The best part about dentures is that they are custom-made. Dentists take the mold of your jaw and try to replicate your original dentition. However, if your jawline alters over time, it can be remade. This helps makes them comfortable to wear.

Fight other oral problems:

Oral issues can begin to add up if you lose your teeth. They increase the chances of gum diseases and other oral problems. But if you get a complete or partial denture for your teeth, you can avoid those problems. They help in restoring the normal function of teeth, which makes it easier to fight oral problems.

Contact Us Today:

To find out more about complete and partial dentures, schedule an appointment with us. We, at Western Piedmont Dental, use the latest technology to ensure you get the right denture for your needs.

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Get in touch with Western Piedmont Dental today if you are looking for a complete and partial dentures service in Rutherford College, Valdese, or Connelly Springs. We provide complete dental health care for kids, teens, adults, and seniors. With us, you can rest assured knowing that you just have to visit one dental practice for oral health care needs of your whole family.

For any queries or further information, call us at 828-874-3678.

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