Denture wearers sometimes complain that their dentures have a tendency to slide around their mouths. Sliding dentures can lead to embarrassment as well as discomfort. Oftentimes, by improving the fit of dentures, comfort and stability can be improved. However, even with a proper fit, the occasional slip is possible. Dental implants, on the other hand, can ensure that dentures never slip again. They can be used to secure the dentures and provide a stable base that keeps the dentures from moving. Dental implants can be so beneficial for dentures, in fact, that your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is sharing three major benefits of implant-secured dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Secured Dentures
- Improved speech. When dentures are unstable and slide around the mouth, the facial muscles attempt to keep them in place by tensing. Unfortunately, when these muscles become tense, it is difficult to speak. Thus, denture wearers sometimes slur their words or mumble. However, with dental implants to secure the dentures, the facial muscles can relax, allowing for clearer speech.
- Improved sense of taste. Traditional dentures cover the palate to create the suction necessary to hold the dentures in place. However, with implant-secured dentures, it is not necessary for the palate to be covered because suction does not need to be created or sustained. Thus, with the palate uncovered, denture wearers should notice their sense of taste improve.
- A more natural feel. Natural teeth are rooted into the jawbone, which supports and stabilizes the teeth. The posts of dental implants create the same situation for implant-supported dentures, with the jawbone acting as the source of support and stability for the prosthetic teeth. Implant-secured dentures, therefore, provide denture wearers with a more natural feel than traditional dentures, which rest on the gums.
Implant-Secured Dentures from Your Erlanger Dentist
Are ill-fitting dentures causing you embarrassment and frustration? Dental implants can stabilize your dentures and improve your quality of life. Contact our 41018 dentist office at 859-344-8500 to schedule an appointment with your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Sand Wall. We serve patients from Erlanger, Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, and Taylor Mill.