Do your dentures constantly threaten to slip? If so, you may spend a great deal of time worrying about your dentures and how they are behaving in your mouth. According to your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, slipping dentures are the result of a poor fit. You see, dentures must maintain an accurate fit because they rely on suction created by covering the palate to keep them stable in the mouth. If the fit is inaccurate, the suction will not hold, allowing the dentures to wobble and move. Unfortunately, unsteady dentures can cause speech problems, embarrassment, and irritation. During the speech, the facial muscles will grow tense in an effort to keep the dentures from moving. Unfortunately, tense facial muscles are not conducive to clear speech, causing words to come out garbled or slurred. The movement of dentures in the mouth can also cause physical and emotional irritation and may even lower self-esteem.
In the past, slipping dentures were dealt with by adjusting the dentures so that they achieved a more accurate fit in the mouth. Unfortunately, an adjustment is only a temporary solution at best. Over time, dentures create wear on the ridges of the jaw, meaning that they will fit less and less accurate over time. Thus, patients who are seeking a more permanent solution to unsteady dentures should consider dental implants. Widely popular and renowned as the gold standard for tooth replacements, dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. After the jawbone heals around them in a process called osseointegration, the implants act as anchors for dental prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and even full dentures. The stability they provide prevents the prosthetics from moving or sliding, and in the case of dentures, removes the need for the palate to be covered, often resulting in an improved sense of taste.
Your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Mark Miller has extensive training in the field of dental implants. As dental implants are still relatively new to dentistry, it is important to find a dentist with extensive training and experience. You will find such experience at Snowpark Dental, where experience and knowledge combine to produce healthy and beautiful smiles.
About Snowpark Dental: Dr. Mark Miller of Snowpark Dental is a respected dentist with extensive training in implantology. Patients can contact Dr. Miller by calling (505) 596-4479 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.
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