Snap-in dentures are immediate replacement teeth, also known as full-mouth restorations, implant-supported dentures, or overdentures. This cutting-edge treatment allows Dr. Kapoor to combine implant technology with traditional dentures to give you a brand-new smile and a fresh outlook on life, all in one visit.
What are snap-in dentures?
Simply put, snap-in dentures are a combination of traditional dentures and dental implants. This prosthetic snaps on implants or a metal plate that is connected to the implants. While traditional dentures can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and unstable, a full arch of dental implants can be expensive and complicated. However, putting these two treatments together—implant-supported overdentures—provides a solution that works for nearly everyone. During this procedure, we place four dental implants in your jaw with a full dental bridge attached to them, resulting in a complete row of removable teeth—all in only one appointment.
Snap-In Denture Benefits
Affordable. This procedure requires only four implants per arch, so it is much more cost-effective than placing an entire row of implants.
Convenient. Implants and replacement teeth can typically be placed during the same appointment.
Bone Graft-Free. We place two of the four implants at special angles in the back of the jaw, making the best use of available jawbone and often eliminating the need for bone grafting.
Fast. This treatment requires less time in the chair and less time to heal.
Snap-In Dentures Disadvantages
If the cost or fear of implant surgery is holding you back from getting snap-in dentures, we assure you the benefits outweigh these issues in the long run. Snap-in dentures provide a higher level of functional and aesthetic qualities than any other complete teeth replacement option which render them essentially priceless. The repair, reshaping, and replacing NOT required of snap-in dentures saves you money in the future. And when it comes to oral surgeries, we administer a general anesthetic during implant placement that keeps you safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
How to Care for Snap-In Dentures
We recommend you care for your snap-in dentures as you’d care for traditional dentures:
- After eating, remove and rinse the overdentures to get rid of any food that might have gotten stuck on or underneath.
- After removing your dentures, use a soft brush to clean your tongue, cheeks, and implants.
- Brush and soak your dentures daily.
- Attend your regular cleanings and checkups in our office, so we can make sure your dentures are in good shape and can catch any potential problems early.