One of the biggest sources of frustration for denture wearers occurs when the dentures fit unsteadily into the mouth. When dentures do not fit properly, they tend to slide, causing irritation and even embarassment. Thankfully, however, there is a solution to slipping dentures: dental implants. To learn more about how dental implants can put an end to slipping dentures once and for all, read the following information from your Brighton dentist, Dr. Thomas Villani.
A Closer Look at Unstable Dentures
Dentures rely on the suction they create from covering the palate to remain in position. For that suction to hold, the dentures must fit very precisely. Unfortunately, simply by wearing the dentures, the fit will begin to worsen. The friction created from daily use of the dentures wears down the ridges on the jaw, and over time, the dentures will require an adjustment. Unfortunately, adjustments are not a permanent solution as continued wear will eventually cause the dentures to become unstable once again.
Dental Implants and Wobbly Dentures
Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a permanent solution to unstable dentures. The dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, which will heal around them in a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, the dentures can be attached to the dental implants making use of the stability they gain from the jawbone, and because the source of stability stems from the jawbone, the dentures themselves will also feel more like natural teeth.
Other Benefits of Implant Dentures
In addition to solving the problem of unstable dentures, implant dentures can even improve speech and the sense of taste. With the dentures stabilized, the facial muscles will no longer tense in an effort to keep the dentures in place, thus allowing for clearer speech. Tasting abilities tend to improve because implant dentures do not rely on suction for stability and thus the palate can remain uncovered.
Schedule a Visit with Your Brighton Dentist
Are you tired of fighting with unstable dentures? Would you like a permanent solution? If so, contact Brighton Family Dental Group today at (617) 562-5210 to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Brighton dentist, Dr. Villani. We proudly serve patients from Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Brighton, and the 02135 area.