A snap-on is a denture that is secured in your mouth with dental implants. The implants keep the denture secure in your mouth so that things like chewing and speaking come more naturally. Someone who has been wearing dentures for a while is probably getting fed up with their artificial teeth at this point and will be looking for a better solution. We offer that here in the office with removable permanent teeth.
Dentures are detrimental in more ways that one. They tend to slip and slide, which is the result of lost bone mass. When your teeth are gone, the bone begins to lose mass because it no longer has stimulation. Those slip and slide teeth cause sores and discomfort in our mouth as you try to go about your day to day with traditional dentures. They also cause you to lose your confident, happy smile because you’re never quite sure if your teeth are going to stay where they are supposed to!
Snaps Make the Difference
One solution to slippery dentures is to place dental implants that have special hardware. The hardware will pair with hardware on your dentures to create a snap. Often the pieces are male and female parts that will hold your dentures steady all day long. At the end of the day, you can remove your dentures for cleaning and brush your gums and mouth while you are at it. The secure snap of your dentures into place will give you back the confidence you need.
Creating a lasting restoration is one of our top priorities for our patients. We want you to have a restoration that you can use and enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to find out if snap on teeth are right for you, and then set up an appointment to discuss your options with us! We’d love to see you very soon!