Snap-in Dentures are a tooth replacement solution that provides stability and comfort for wearers. They are a great alternative to traditional dentures which can often feel loose, painful or fall out when chewing food. They also can put excessive pressure on the jawbone which can reduce a person’s ability to chew properly, lower nutrient intake and cause bone loss in the jaw. Snap-in Dentures fit over implants that are placed into the jawbone, which provides a firm foundation for the false teeth.

To determine if you are a good candidate for Snap-in Dentures, a dental professional will perform tests and take measurements of the upper and lower jaw. They will then create a wax model of your mouth and make adjustments to ensure the dentures fit perfectly. The actual dentures are created using high-quality materials that will provide a strong bond with the gum tissue. The locators on the implants will then snap into the locators on your dentures, forming an easy and secure attachment.

Once the dentures are complete, a dentist will use a special tool to place the locators into the teeth and test the fitting of the snaps. Typically, the locators will be set in the upper back teeth and in the lower teeth. The dentist may use a temporary healing cap to cover the implants and allow them to heal. This will generally take 2 to 6 months.

Then, the snaps will be attached to the implant-supported dentures using a connecting device. The final product will look and function like a normal set of dentures, but will be a lot more stable. Snap-in Dentures are less expensive than traditional dentures and can be a more cost-effective alternative to other types of dental restorations. The cost of Snap-in Dentures can be affected by the dental insurance coverage that a patient has or the availability of payment plans or dental loans.

To keep Snap-in Dentures in good condition, it is important to follow your dental professional’s instructions for care and cleaning. In addition, it is a good idea to monitor how they feel after each wear period and to schedule regular appointments so that any needed adjustments can be made. It is also a good idea to consider exploring overdenture options for added stability and reinforcement. This can help improve the wearer’s quality of life by making it easier to eat, speak and smile. The benefits of Snap-in Dentures far outweigh the initial investment. Contact us today to arrange a consultation for this innovative and effective tooth replacement option. We can’t wait to show you the possibilities for an improved and more comfortable denture experience!