Dr. Ben Lambeth, DDS & Dr. Megumi Lambeth, DDS

310 East Main St., Suite 335 | Carrboro, NC 27510

Will Dentures Change the Way I Speak?

implant supported dentures model

Dentures are a transformative dental prosthesis for people missing a full or partial arch of teeth. They can give you back a complete, beautiful smile. If done properly, most people won’t even be able to tell they’re fake teeth! It’s important to note that not all dentures are created equally and it’s crucial to find a type that best suits you. Some can affect speech and contribute to jawbone degradation. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of dentures and how they may affect you!

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are typically secured using an extra-strength denture glue and adhesive. More often than not, the adhesive gives way throughout the day which can lead to the dentures not sitting properly over the gums. This can affect the way you speak and make it more difficult to carry on conversations without sounding different. Without root stimulation from natural teeth, the jawbone also starts to deteriorate over time. Since traditional dentures sit on top of the gums, they don’t help stimulate the jawbone. With bone loss, traditional dentures won’t fit properly anymore which can also affect your speech.

Implant-Supported Dentures

At Milltown Family Dentistry, we offer mini implant-supported dentures. Implants are small titanium posts that we place into the jawbone where the missing teeth once were. Over time, the implants fuse with the bone to provide a permanent and stable foundation for dentures or other tooth restorations to connect to. Once the denture is secured onto the implants, it will not budge or slide around. You shouldn’t have to deal with dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth affecting your speech and your smile confidence. After you snap your dentures into place, you can eat and talk with ease!

Benefits of implant-supported dentures:

  • Dentures stay securely in place
  • Eat without fear of dentures falling out
  • Improved jawbone health
  • Natural-looking results
  • No speech issues
  • Snap dentures into place with ease

Ready to replace your missing teeth and get back to enjoying a complete smile? Contact Milltown Family Dentistry today. We’d love to help!

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