Complete and Partial Dentures

Complete and Partial Dentures: Everything You Need to Know

Are you missing teeth and looking for a solution to restore your smile? complete and partial dentures may be the answer. At Carson Dental Care, our Carson, CA dentist, Dr. Maria Cecilia Aluning, offers both full and partial dentures to help our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. learn more about these fast and affordable dental restorations. 

What Are Complete and Partial Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Full dentures or complete dentures, are used when all of the natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures or partials are used when some natural teeth remain. The main difference between the two is that full dentures cover the entire upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures only replace missing teeth and are attached to the remaining natural teeth.

Who Qualifies for Complete and Partial Dentures?

Usually, anyone missing teeth and has healthy gums and jawbone can qualify for dentures. However, a consultation with your Carson denture provider is necessary to determine the best course of treatment. 

Benefits of Complete and Partial Dentures

  • Improved Appearance and Smile: Dentures can help fill in gaps and improve the appearance of your smile.
  • Improved Ability to Chew and Speak: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly. Dentures can help improve these functions.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: A healthy, beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence and improve your quality of life.
  • Prevents Remaining Teeth From Shifting: When you lose teeth, the remaining teeth can shift and cause bite problems. Dentures can help prevent this from happening.
  • Affordable: Most patients find complete and partial dentures to be highly affordable means of restoring their smile. 

The Complete and Partial Dentures Process


During the consultation, Dr. Aluning will examine your mouth to ascertain your level of oral health and discuss your smile goals with you. She will also discuss the different types of dentures available and help you choose the best option for your needs. Your initial consultation is a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. 


Dr. Aluning will take impressions of your teeth and gums to create a custom denture that fits your mouth perfectly. She’ll work with a dental lab to design your denture. You will have the opportunity to choose the shape, size, and color of your new teeth. The dental lab will create a wax model of your denture for you to try on and make any necessary adjustments.


If you need to have any remaining teeth extracted, your Carson dentist will do so before fitting you for dentures. You may also need to have your gums and jawbone prepared for the denture. This may involve removing any damaged tissue or bone.


Once your denture is ready, your dentist will fit it into your mouth and make any necessary adjustments. You will need to wear your denture regularly and follow proper care instructions. It may take some time to adjust to wearing dentures, but with practice, you will become more comfortable.

Caring for Your Complete and Partial Dentures

Proper care of your dentures is essential to keep them looking and functioning at their best. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:

  1. Clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner.
  2. Soak your dentures overnight in water or denture solution.
  3. Handle your dentures carefully to avoid damage.
  4. Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and adjustments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call us for Full and Partial Dentures that Suit Your Life

If you’re missing teeth and looking for a solution to restore your smile, full or partial dentures may be the answer. At Carson Dental Care, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible denture restorations, so they can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. 

Are you in the market for a new smile? Contact us at (310) 549-5580 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aluning and learn more about our denture options. You can also fill out and submit the contact form below and one of our friendly staff will get back to you shortly. Carson Dental Care provides denture options for new and returning patients from Carson and surrounding areas such as Torrance, Long Beach, and Signal Hill, CA.