What Are Snap on Dentures with Implants (and Are They Right for You?)

Do you have questions about snap on dentures with implants? Wondering if they’re right for you? Keep reading.

More people than you might think are dealing with missing teeth, either from gum disease, accidents or tooth decay. Chances are, if you’ve spoken to your dentist about what your options are, they’ve explained dentures to you—and perhaps even fitted you for them. But did you know there is another, more permanent option available? Snap on dentures are a great way route if you’re living with a few or a lot of missing teeth. But how are they different from traditional dentures, and what benefits can they offer you? Well, we’re glad you asked, because in this post, we’re going to delve a little deeper into: 

  • What are snap on dentures with implants?
  • The benefits of snap on dentures with implants
  • What do snap on dentures with implants cost?

What are Full Denture Implants?

A graphic design showing an implant support full denture.

Get to know a little more about denture implants

If you’ve been doing your research to learn a little bit more about denture implants, you’ve probably come across a lot of information about dental implants in general. Chances are, you know by now that dental implants are some of the most stable, effective and long lasting ways to help you fill the gaps where your missing teeth are. Designed to act and look like your natural teeth, dental implants are a game changer for many people who are dealing with problems with their chewing, speaking and smiling — not to mention the bone loss that comes from missing teeth. 

What may be hanging you up is that many dental implants are used to fill in one tooth, using the titanium implant, abutment and crown to replace the entire missing tooth. What if you have more than a few teeth missing, or you need your whole upper or lower set of teeth done? Not to worry, because there is an implant procedure specifically designed for those concerns, and it’s called denture implants. With this procedure, you won’t have to get each and every tooth done one at a time, as that would not be feasible, but instead you will have an entire set (or whatever number of teeth your situation calls for) implanted and secured. 

Implant dentures are still designed to replace your missing teeth. They just do it in a more comfortable and long lasting way. Depending on your needs, your dentist will insert anywhere from two to eight implant “anchors” which will then need time to heal and fuse to your bone. While you’re waiting for this to happen, they will cap them with a set of temporary crowns. Then, you will return and your set of dentures will be attached to the denture implants. Depending on how many teeth you need replaced, this could be all your teeth, or it could be your a partial lower or upper jaw. 

There is also another procedure that utilizes denture implants called fixed full arch which follows the same procedure of placing the implants into your bone, and placing the dentures on them in the same day. Depending on your needs, your dentist will help you decide which one is right for you and create a customized solution that fills in the space left behind by missing teeth—and give you back the ability to chew, speak and smile with confidence. 

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What are the Benefits of Full Denture Implants?

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Denture implants have a lot going for them, and may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Why would you want to consider getting denture implants?

If you’ve been dealing with conventional dentures, chances are you’re probably fed up with them — even if they fit well. Regular dentures can slide around and become displaced, which is inconvenient and at times can be painful when they rub against your gums. If you’re missing teeth, you probably thought that they were your only option. Well, thankfully they are not, because now you can get something more permanent—denture implants. So, what are some of the benefits of having denture implants?

  • They are very secure. The implants used to hold the dentures are placed directly into your bone, and will eventually fuse with it. This makes them extremely secure and stable. You won’t have to worry about your dentures slipping and sliding around. With implant supported dentures, they are locked in place and can only be removed by your dentist.
  • No more adhesives. If you have traditional dentures, you’re very familiar with the annoying adhesives you need to use in order to secure them in place for the day. Even when you do everything right, sometimes they still come loose. You won’t have to worry about dealing with any adhesives with denture implants.
  • Eat the foods you love. Conventional denture-wearers know there are certain foods that are off limits to them, such as popcorn, steak and peanut butter. It can be exceptionally frustrating to give up the foods you love in order to keep your dentures in place. With implant dentures, your dentures are much more secure, allowing you to bite and chew with ease.
  • Care for your teeth normally. Miss the days when you could brush and floss your teeth and be done? Well, now you can again with implant dentures! No more removing your dentures each night to soak and clean them. You can go back to your oral care routine that you had with your natural teeth.
  • Less painful. The moving and sliding that traditional dentures can do can cause irritation to your gums and end up being quite painful. This is because they sit on top of the gums, and aren’t anchored into your bone with implants. Say goodbye to painful dentures when you choose to get denture implants. 
  • Less bone loss. One of the major benefits of choosing denture implants is that it can prevent additional bone loss. Over time, if you are missing teeth, that portion of your jaw bone will start to deteriorate and be reabsorbed. You can prevent this with denture implants because the implants are actually fused to your bone for a permanent fit.
types of full dentures illustration: conventional full denture and implant overdenture

What do Full Denture Implants Cost?

How much can you expect to pay for full denture implants?

If you’re ready to give up traditional dentures and make the switch to stable, long-lasting, and comfortable denture implants, make sure to schedule a time to speak with your dentist. The price of full denture implants will vary depending on where you are, and the amount of work you need completed for your particular dental situation.

We hope you now know a little bit more about denture implants, and whether or not they’re a good option for you. Let your dentist know if you’re ready to make the switch.

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