Do you struggle with your dentures? Do find that they make speaking difficult and that they always feel as if they are about to slip? If so, it is likely that your dentures do not fit properly. Read below as your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss solutions for wobbly dentures.
Struggling with Ill-Fitting Dentures
Dentures that do not fit properly can cause serious frustration. In addition to the near-constant potential for an embarrassing slip, unsteady dentures can irritate the mouth and gums and cause speech problems. As the dentures slip and slide, the facial muscles will tense in an effort to keep them in place. Unfortunately, this muscular effort creates difficulties for speech, and words tend to come out mumbled or slurred.
Over time, even dentures that fit properly will begin to loosen. They do so because the ridges on the jaw begin to wear down from friction, making the dentures less secure. When this happens, the dentures can be relined and adjusted to improve the fit, increase stability, and decrease slipping.
Dental implants can also add stability to wobbly dentures. The implants act as anchors for the prosthetic teeth, preventing them from moving or sliding. With the dentures stabilized, you will no longer have to worry about improper fits and the embarrassment that can accompany them.
Other Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
In addition to providing stability, implant-supported dentures, offer a more natural feel than standard dentures. Traditional dentures rely on suction to keep the dentures steady, and they rest on the gums, but implant-supported dentures are stabilized by titanium posts that act just like the roots of natural teeth.
Along with a more natural feel, implant-supported dentures can even improve your sense of taste. With the implants providing stability, the palate can remain uncovered because suction is no longer required to keep the dentures steady. With the palate uncovered, tasting ability often improves.
Dentures from Your Reno Dentists
Are you tired of fighting your ill-fitting dentures? Contact your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, today to schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling 775-829-7700. We are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.