Snap-in Dentures are a popular option for patients who have lost all or a significant number of teeth, and who want to improve their oral health by replacing them with a more permanent solution. They are also a great choice for people who wish to improve their appearance by having natural-looking, durable dentures that can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.
The process of getting snap-in dentures involves a series of dental surgeries, including the insertion of implants into the jaw. It can take months or even years before the full denture is ready to be placed.
If you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures, then your dentist will first assess your oral health. If the deterioration of your jawbone is extensive, then you may not be able to have implants placed without the use of bone grafts.
Your jawbone is important for the success of any dental procedure, and this is especially true in the case of implant-supported dentures. In addition, your gums must be healthy and free from any infection.
After the implants are inserted, they need to heal for 2 to 6 months before your dentures can be attached to them. During this time, you will need to keep your mouth clean and healthy with regular brushing and flossing.
Once your implants have healed, your doctor will then create the snap-in dentures. Your dentures will be based on models of your remaining teeth, and will be custom made to fit snugly over the implant posts.
The most important benefit of snap-in dentures is that they are more stable than conventional removable dentures. This means that they will not be likely to fall out in the middle of a conversation or during a meal, which can have negative consequences for your overall oral health and social life.
Another advantage of snap-in dentures is that they’re easier to care for than other denture solutions. You can remove them for daily cleaning, and the implant posts are easy to maintain by brushing them regularly.
When you wear your dentures, be sure to avoid smoking or drinking anything that can stain them. It’s best to brush them after each meal, as well.
You should also be careful not to chew or bite on your dentures when you’re asleep. This can lead to abrasions and breakage. You should also make sure to remove your dentures at night and submerge them in water or a safe cleanser.
Taking care of your snap-in dentures will help ensure that they last for years to come. You should soak them in a cleansing solution at the end of each day, brush them, and wipe them with a washcloth before placing them back in your mouth.
If you have questions about whether snap-in dentures are the right solution for you, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation to find out which options are the best for you and your unique situation.
Many patients prefer snap-in dentures to traditional removable dentures because they are more comfortable and stable. They are also less expensive than other implant-supported denture options.