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What Are Snap-In Implant Dentures?

Snap-In Implant Dentures are dentures with special fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants your doctor places.

Anchoring your dentures with dental implants allows you to:

Enjoy more of your favorite foods | By securing your denture with dental implants, patients are able to chew with much greater power and confidence.

Non-removable | Doesn’t come in and out of the mouth like a denture.

Smile and laugh without worry of your dentures falling out

Live more comfortably | Dentures not moving as much, less rubbing and chafing

Receive better nutrition | Chew up food better

Requires the least amount of bone | Great for people who have been told they don’t have enough bone for implants.

Reduce bone loss | While a person may continue to lose bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants provide stimulation down into the jaw which encourages the body to continue to produce bone.

Reduce or eliminate gagging | In some cases a portion of the palate can be removed exposing the roof of the mouth. This reduces or eliminates gagging caused by your denture.

Increased comfort | Dental implants help reduce or eliminate the irritation caused by movement of the dentures.

Taste your food better | Some patients with implants can have part of their upper denture’s palate removed. This allows you to taste your food better.

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

While traditional dentures typically look nice and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave a lot to be desired in terms of overall function, stability, and chewing ability.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

Limited chewing power | Very little chewing power due to movement of the lower denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks continually pushes and pulls on the lower denture keeping it unstable.

Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to the movement of the lower denture.

Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around other people, laugh loudly, and converse confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.

Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing irritation and discomfort.

Poor nutrition | Again, due to the loss of chewing power, patients may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.

Bone loss | After a person’s teeth are removed, they typically lose a great deal of bone and will continue to lose it for the remainder of their life. This means that traditional dentures become more and more difficult to wear over time.

Gagging | Traditional upper denture covers the roof of the mouth to provide suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the denture covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming the denture to reduce this gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help to improve all of these issues tremendously.

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Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to say for sure. At this appointment, we’ll take a 3-dimensional scan of your jawbones, the doctor will perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Implants Will I Need?

Upper | An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants.

Lower | A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically provide a significant improvement in retention and stability.

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Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

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Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.

$5,999

Starting as low as: $135/mo

2 Implant

Lower

Replaces all of your bottom teeth with a secure denture held in by 2 dental implants.

This price includes 2 dental implants, abutments, snaps, and the snap-in denture. It does not include the price of extraction.


INCLUDES 5 YEAR WARRANTY

$8,999

Starting as low as: $160/mo

4 Implant

Upper OR Lower

Replaces all of your top OR bottom teeth with a secure denture held in by dental implants.

This price includes 4 dental implants, abutments, snaps, and the snap-in denture. It does not include the price of extraction.


INCLUDES 5 YEAR WARRANTY

$16,998

Starting as low as: $350/mo

4 Implant

Upper AND Lower

Optional $4,000/per arch upgrade to zirconia final bridge

These replace all of your top AND bottom teeth with secure dentures held in by dental implants. This price includes 8 dental implants (4 upper, 4 lower), abutments, snaps, and your snap-in dentures. It does not include the price of extraction.


INCLUDES 5 YEAR WARRANTY
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Available Financing & Payment Options

Investing in dental implants is a significant way to improve yourself, and the ability to divide this investment into monthly installments can make these transformative services more affordable and convenient for your budget. We collaborate with various financing providers to offer payment plans that can cover either the entire cost or a portion of your dental implant procedure.

frequently asked questions

An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants. A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants. The more implants you have, the more stable your denture will generally be. This is especially true with the lower denture. Three or 4 implants in the lower is usually much better than 2.
We do not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we do not know what their success will be like long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Snap-In Implant Dentures Procedure Timeline

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Procedure
After any remaining teeth are removed and any other necessary oral surgery procedures are performed, the implants are placed into the jawbone. After this, the implants are typically not visible. They will remain in your jaw untouched for at least 4 months while your bone attaches to them (osseointegration).
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Post Op
We will see you back for a quick post-operative appointment, which we usually schedule for the day after your procedure. At this appointment, we will evaluate your mouth, ensure that any dentures are fitting as comfortably as possible, and answer any questions you may have.
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Soft Liners / Soft Re-Fittings
Soft liners are cushions that we place in your denture periodically as you heal. They fill in the spaces between your gums and dentures that are created as you heal, and they also give your gums some cushioning. They help your dentures fit and feel better.
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Uncovery
This is a smaller surgical procedure where we expose the implants and place small healing abutments on top of them to properly shape your gum tissue and prepare you to finish your snap-in dentures.
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Attachment of Implants to Dentures
We will change our your healing abutments for your denture abutments and we perform the steps necessary to attach your dentures to your implants. This step can usually be done in one day, but sometimes can take slightly longer.
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