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Snap-In Dentures

Overdentures and implant-supported and snap-on dentures are all terms used to describe an implant-retained removable denture. Whatever term you prefer, they all relate to the same type of prosthesis: a removable denture that clicks onto dental implants to hold it in place throughout the day. A snap-on denture is appropriate for someone who does not qualify for All-on-4 implants but wants to wear a more secure, comfortable prosthesis during the day. If you’re thinking about implants or want to know if there’s a middle ground between implants and dentures, an overdenture may be the answer.

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How do Dentures Snap In?

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An overdenture has 2-4 locators or “snaps” on the bottom of the “plate.” These locators are designed to sit immediately on top of a matched dental implant. Because snap-on dentures aren’t permanent, you don’t need as many dental implants to keep them secure. 2-4 implants may be all that’s needed, depending on whether it is your upper or lower arch and how much bone support you have. The reduced number of implants required lowers the overall investment necessary for this form of therapy. The corresponding implants will have a particular sort of abutment that extends slightly through your gums inside your mouth. These abutments match the corresponding locators under your removable denture. When you snap your denture into position, it looks and functions almost exactly like a traditional denture. The only exception is that it is held in place by something beneath it. It’s not necessary to utilize your lips, cheeks, and tongue to keep it in place.
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The Benefits of Snap-on Dentures

  • Improved Stability: By attaching the denture to dental implants, snap-in dentures offer enhanced stability and prevent slipping or moving during talking or eating. This allows for more comfortable and confident use.
  • Enhanced Chewing Efficiency: The secure fit of snap-in dentures enables better chewing efficiency, allowing individuals to eat a wider variety of foods compared to traditional dentures.
  • Preserves Jawbone: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss that can occur with missing teeth. This preserves the jawbone structure and maintains facial aesthetics.
  • Increased Confidence: With snap-in dentures, individuals often experience increased confidence and reduced self-consciousness since the dentures are securely held in place.
  • Improved Speech: Snap-in dentures can improve speech clarity since they don’t shift or move while talking.

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Overdenture patients benefit from the fact that we can substantially streamline their care. The underlying dental implants are inserted in the same manner as other implants. But while they’re integrating with your bone, you wear your overdenture over them similar to a traditional denture. A few months later (after complete bone integration occurs), the tops of the implants are uncovered, and a small abutment is inserted on top of each one. The locators on the denture are then fitted with the abutments so that they snap directly onto them on the same day. Call Sleek Dental today to learn more about our snap-on dentures and implants in Kyle & Austin, TX.
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