Do your dentures tend to slip and slide around your mouth? Do you find it difficult to speak without slurring your words? If so, your dentures probably do not fit properly into your mouth. Over time, even the best fitting dentures will fit less securely, owing to way that the friction from wearing dentures tends to wear down the ridges in the jaw. There is, however, one way to ensure that your dentures remain stable within your mouth: dental implants. To learn more about implant-supported dentures, read below as your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Steve Burds, discusses several of the benefits they yield.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Less irritation. When dentures slip and slide, the friction can irritate your mouth and gums. With dental implants acting as anchors to keep your dentures stable, however, you and your mouth will experience less irritation.
- Improved speech. When dentures are unstable, the facial muscles will tense in an effort to keep them in place. Unfortunately, this muscular effort comes at the expense of clear speech and causes mumbling or slurring. With implant-secured dentures, however, the facial muscles are free to relax, allowing speech to be clearer and more audible.
- Improved sense of taste. Traditional dentures rely on suction to remain in place, and to do so, they cover the palate. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, gain their stability from the jawbone. They, therefore, do not have to cover the palate, which means that patients who opt to get them tend to experience an improved sense of taste.
Schedule a Visit with Your Des Moines IA Dentist
Are you tired of struggling with your wobbly dentures? Do you want dentures that feel more like your natural teeth? Dental implants can relieve your frustrations and improve your quality of life. Contact Gateway Dental Group to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Burds, today by calling (515) 244-9565. Located in the 50309 area, we proudly welcome patients from Des Moines, River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.