Reno Dentists: How Mini Implants Can Improve Your Dentures
Posted July 5, 2013 by Wager-Evans Dental
Do your dentures feel constantly at risk of slipping? Do you want to find a way to keep them stable? If so, mini dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for. With mini implants, your dentures can be anchored in place, preventing embarrassing slips and giving you the confidence to live your life without worrying about your dentures. To learn more about how mini implants can improve your dentures, read the explanation from your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, below.
Mini implants are often used to stabilize lower dentures. Choosing mini implants for this important task offers a couple of advantages. First, because mini implants are smaller, the procedure for placing them is less invasive. This reduces recovery time and eliminates the need for surgery. Second, because of the less invasive nature of the procedure, the mini implants can be placed, and the lower denture attached, in a single dental visit, allowing for a speedy restoration.
Stabilizing your dentures does more than improve self-confidence. One improvement offered by stable dentures is that they help denture wearers speak clearly. Oftentimes, people who struggle with wobbly dentures will slur and mumble their words, owing to the fact that their facial muscles will tense in an effort to stabilize their dentures. However, when dentures are held steady by dental implants, the facial muscles are free to relax, allowing for clearer and more audible speech.
Another benefit of stable dentures is that they are more comfortable to wear. When dentures are prone to sliding around the mouth, the gums can become irritated by the frequent friction. With the dentures held firmly in place, however, the friction is reduced, preventing irritation.
Do your dentures tend to slide around your mouth? Contact our dental office today at 775-829-7700 to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans. Located in the 89502 area, we are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.