Do you need dentures to replace your missing teeth? Are you hesitant to get them because of the horror stories you’ve heard about embarrassing slips and slurred speech? If so, nothing will put your mind at ease quite like information. Here to provide you with that information is your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Henry. She answers your most frequently asked questions about dentures.

Why do dentures slip?

Dentures slip when they do not fit properly. Dentures rely on suction to remain in place, and that suction will not hold if the fit is improper. Instead, ill-fitting dentures will slide around the mouth, irritating the gums as well as the wearer. However, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Henry, carefully considers the entire mouth of each patient when she fits dentures, resulting in a better, more precise fit.

Why do some dentures wearers slur their speech?

Again, the cause is an improper fit. When dentures are moving around the mouth, the facial muscles attempt to compensate for the improper fit by trying to keep them in one place. Unfortunately, this muscular effort causes mumbling and slurring.

Can dentures be held in place with dental implants?

Absolutely, providing the patient has adequate bone available. In cases in which a patient does not have adequate bone availability, he or she may be eligible for bone grafting. Once it has been determined that there is enough quality bone available, the dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Once in position, they fuse with the bone, providing a stable base to which your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Henry, can attach the dentures. Patients with implant-supported dentures can enjoy dentures that will not slip. The dentures will also feel more natural as they are supported by the jaw rather than the gums.

Schedule a Visit with Your Erlanger Dentist

Are you missing your teeth? Don’t let tooth loss ruin the quality of your life. Contact our 41018 dentist office at 859-344-8500 today to schedule an appointment with your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Henry. We serve patients from Erlanger, Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, and Taylor Mill.