What are Snap-In Dentures?
Snap-In dentures, also referred to as implant dentures, offer a notable improvement over conventional dentures that rely on messy and unreliable adhesives. By utilizing dental implants, these dentures securely “snap” into position, eliminating the common problems faced by denture-wearers like slippage, instability, irritation, and accidental dislodgment. Moreover, they allow for effortless detachment and reattachment, enabling convenient denture cleaning and enabling you to relish your favorite foods without any worries!
“Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?”
The routine care and maintenance of Snap-In dentures are the same as regular dentures. You’ll still need to remove them before bed every night, soak them in a denture cleaning solution and brush them before reinsertion.
The biggest difference between Snap-In dentures and standard dentures is that Snap-In dentures require dental implants to function. For patients who already have 2 to 4 dental implants, this won’t be an issue, as the implants can be fitted with abutments that allow for the Snap-In appliance to work.
The Snap-In Denture Process
The process of getting Snap-In dentures can vary depending on your unique dental situation. If you don’t already have dental implants, you’ll first need to undergo the dental implant procedure.
Sometimes, standard dentures can also be retrofitted into Snap-In dentures.
To understand all of your options, you’ll need to come into our Thornton dental office for a consultation. Feel free to give us a call or book an appointment online, and our denture specialists will explain the next steps in the process to help you determine if Snap-In dentures are the right choice for you.
The Cost of Snap-In Dentures in Thornton
The exact cost of Snap-In dentures will vary depending on your unique dental condition and requirements, including:
- Whether or not you already have dental implants
- Whether or not you already have dentures
- The condition of your jawbone
- How many (if any) dental implants you’ll require
Considering these variables, you can expect to pay around $1,500 to $4,500+ for Snap-In Dentures.
If you also require dental implants, expect to pay an additional $1,500 to $2,000 per implant. Many insurance plans cover dental implants. We recommend checking with your provider before committing to an implant procedure.
Remember, no one can give you an accurate quote for a dental procedure without an examination. If you’re considering getting Snap-In dentures, you’ll first need to call or contact our Thornton Dental office to book your consultation. Or, simply book an appointment online!
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can wear your dentures to bed but its recommended that you don’t. You should get into the habit of taking them out at night to soak so you can clean your mouth, gums and remaining natural teeth and then give your gums and jaw a chance to rest.
After you’ve had some time to adjust to your dentures you should be able to eat almost anything. There are some foods that are hard on your dentures or that might cause rubbing or irritation. Foods that are hard or sticky like caramel, carrot sticks or a tough cut of meat or foods that contain little particles like popcorn or seeded crackers might present some challenge and should perhaps be enjoyed only as an occasional treat.
With routine care and maintenance, your dentures should be good for 5 – 10 years. Aside from wear and tear on the dentures themselves, your mouth also changes over time and you may eventually decide it’s best to get fitted for a completely new set.