When patients miss a significant number of teeth in the mouth, it changes their quality of life drastically. Significant tooth loss makes it difficult for patients to eat and chew properly. This can affect their physical health in terms of nutrition deficiencies. Patients who are missing numerous teeth may also have difficulty speaking as the orofacial structure changes. In addition, interpersonal relationships may suffer for these patients due to self-consciousness regarding their appearance due to extreme tooth gaps.
At Summit Pointe Dental, we are proud to offer partials and full dentures in Jackson, MI. Our dentist near you will customize your dentures to suit your specific dental needs and restore your oral health, appearance, function, and overall quality of life.
Our dentist near you will determine whether you need partials or full dentures depending on the condition and the number of teeth in your mouth. If any of your teeth are intact and healthy enough to avoid extraction, they will remain in the gums, and you will be fitted for partial dentures. If you have total tooth loss in either your upper or lower jaw, or both, or if you require total extraction of all your teeth, full dentures are the solution to restore your oral health and function.
Whether you need partials or full dentures, they require periodic adjustments as the mouth changes shape over time. Our dentist in Jackson, MI, will ensure a fit as possible in the mouth when dentures are first created for a patient. However, changes in the gum tissue and other factors may cause dentures to slip, create sore spots, or develop problems with chewing. In these cases, Dr. Mark McFerran will assess the condition of your dentures during an in-office appointment and adjust them to alleviate discomfort and restore their effectiveness.
If you have suffered significant tooth loss and want more information about partials and full dentures near you, contact Dr. Mark McFerran at Summit Pointe Dental. We look forward to restoring your oral health and quality of life!