When patients talk about snap-in dentures, what they are likely referring to is an overdenture. An overdenture is a special type of denture that basically “snaps in place” over dental implants.
Dr. Blevins and his team use only the highest quality materials and work with the finest dental lab in order to make natural-looking dentures that will improve your smile and self-confidence.
Watch the video below to learn what Dr. Blevins has to say about your tooth replacement options.
Snap-in (also called “snap-on”) dentures are an incredible treatment for patients with missing teeth. But it’s important to remember that they’re not the same as a permanent crown or dental bridge.In other words, you have to take them out on a consistent basis and clean them.
While every person’s situation is unique, snap-in dentures typically require 2 to 4 dental implants on the bottom and 4 to 8 implants on the top. The more implants, the more stable the denture will be.
The main advantage of snap-in dentures is that they’re stabilized by dental implants. This prevents them from slipping while you eat, talk, or smile., on the other hand, sit on top of the gums and are prone to slipping.
Thefor snap-in dentures also help prevent bone loss in the jaw. An implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of a titanium alloy. Like a natural tooth root, it exerts pressure on the jawbone so the body doesn’t try to absorb the minerals to use elsewhere.
If left untreated, jawbone deterioration can lead to a condition called “facial collapse” which may give the patient a sunken appearance. The good news is that snap-in dentures prevent this from happening so you can keep your face shape and maintain good oral health.
Dr. Blevins and his team would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. If you are a candidate for snap-in dentures, we’ll help you plan out the next steps in your journey toward a beautiful, healthier smile.