What Are Snap-In Dentures?
If you’ve been searching for a solution to your missing teeth, you may have heard of traditional dentures, but have you ever wondered about the option of Snap-in Dentures? These are dentures that can be snapped into place and are considered to be an ideal replacement for traditional removable dentures. They are known for their stability and offer a wide range of benefits, including improved confidence and stability, preservation of bone and gum health, enhanced dental hygiene, and a more natural appearance.
How do Snap-in Dentures work?
Snap-in Dentures, or implant-supported dentures, use a combination of dental implants to hold a full arch of artificial teeth. The number of implants needed will vary from patient to patient. This will be determined during a thorough evaluation by a qualified dental professional. Patients who do not have adequate bone present in the right places may require a bone graft, which can add to the overall cost of their treatment.
While Snap-in Dentures are a great alternative to traditional removable dentures, it is important to remember that they should be removed at night for cleaning and to reduce the risk of infection in the area where the denture is attached. It’s also important to keep them away from abrasive cleaning materials, whitening kinds of toothpaste, bleach-based products and other chemicals that can damage or reduce their lifespan.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, snap-in dentures are stabilized by dental implants that are placed in your jaw bone, allowing them to stay in place when you are eating or speaking. In addition, they help to preserve your bone and gum health, which is very important if you want to continue eating a healthy diet that includes all of the foods that you enjoy.
In addition, Snap-in Dentures are a more comfortable alternative to traditional removable dentures because they don’t move around when you eat or speak, which can make them feel bulky or uncomfortable. Similarly, they are easier to clean than removable dentures and eliminate the need for denture glue, which can be messy and irritating.
As with any type of surgical procedure, there is a recovery period for Snap-in Dentures. Most patients will experience mild to moderate discomfort, but this should resolve within a day or two. You may also notice some slight bleeding and oozing of saliva when we first place your new denture(s). This is normal and is caused by the initial trauma to the gum tissue. This should stop after a few days, but if it doesn’t, contact Blevins Dentistry.