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If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, it can seriously impact your quality of life. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food efficiently, it can also slur your speech, mar your appearance and eventually lead to alignment complications.

One of the least-invasive methods for replacing these teeth is to have Dr. Thomas Jackson fit you for a custom partial denture.

This is basically an abbreviated form of dentures that corresponds to the shape and location of the missing teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as the base that corresponds to the unique shape of your mouth.

Dr. Thomas Jackson will start the treatment by examining your mouth and taking a few x-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If they finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, they might need to be extracted.

Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, your dentist will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth and corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to the dental lab where your new partial will be custom made to match your mouth.

Many people with a partial denture like to use denture adhesive to secure it in place. This helps give it an extra secure fit and it also blocks out stray food particles from infiltrating the area around the gums.

If you have lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, you should call Jackson Dental at 810-667-3535 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture in Lapeer, Michigan.