What Are Snap-In Dentures?

Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of the gums, Snap-in Dentures are attached directly to your jaw bone. This makes them much more stable, as they will not shift, rub, or fall out. They also provide a more natural look and feel, and can even improve your speech clarity and eliminate the need for denture creams.

This type of implant-supported denture is designed to be a permanent replacement for all of your upper and lower teeth. To create this type of denture, the dentist will place 2 to 4 dental implants into each of your jawbones. The implants will then fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, the dentist will then attach a connector device to the implants and then create your full set of artificial teeth.

One of the main benefits of this type of denture is that it will greatly improve your chewing ability. Since the denture doesn’t cover your roof of mouth, it allows you to eat more foods, giving you a healthier diet and ensuring that you receive all the nutrients you need. Another benefit is that you will be able to avoid the gagging that can occur with traditional dentures.

Snap-in Dentures are made from high-quality materials and can be customized to fit your unique dental profile, making them look very natural. Additionally, they are more comfortable than traditional dentures and can be removed at home for cleaning and maintenance. However, it is important to keep in mind that they can be a bit more costly than traditional dentures, and there may be some discomfort during the healing process.

Like all other types of tooth restorations, snap-in dentures can have a limited lifespan depending on how they are cared for. It is essential that you follow the instructions provided by your dentist and maintain regular dental check-ups to ensure that your snap-in dentures continue to perform at their best.

The first step in the treatment process is to meet with a dental professional for an evaluation and consultation. The dentist will examine your mouth, take X-rays and impressions, and discuss any questions or concerns you might have. The dentist will then recommend a specific treatment plan based on your needs.

During the treatment, the patient will be given anesthesia to ensure that their comfort and safety is maintained. Once the procedure is completed, it can take 2 to 6 months for the implants and the jawbone to heal. During this time, the patients will wear temporary dentures.

During the healing process, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The patient should also rinse their mouth with warm water after every meal to remove bacteria and food particles. It is also crucial to visit a dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings so that any possible problems can be addressed promptly. These routine visits will help to prevent bacterial build-up and infection, which can affect the lifespan of your snap-in dentures.