Do you struggle daily with your loose or ill-fitted dentures? Do you suffer a great deal of discomfort, irritation, sores and pain because of the dentures that have become loose due to gum recession?
Forget about your regular dentures problems. The successful placement of snap-on dentures offers you relief from annoying problems of old-fashioned dentures and helps you smile in public, without worrying about slippage or pinching.
What are Snap-on Dentures?
It is a type of overdenture that is supported by and snapped onto implants. A snap-on-denture is attached to implants that do not let it slip or slide in place while eating and speaking as opposed to a regular denture that rests on the top of the gum line and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth.
Snap-on dentures snap onto at least two titanium dental implants on the lower jaw and four implants on the upper jaw, providing strong anchorage for a full denture. The denture has special removable attachments that snap on to the implants, allowing more comfort and stability than a conventional denture. These attachments can be snapped on and off from your jawbone easily.
There are different types of snap on dentures available in the market, including full and partial types.
The full snap on dentures is a great alternative for the individual who do not like the feeling of a denture on the palate (the roof of the mouth). These palateless snap on dentures must be attached to 4-5 implants for a firmer hold. People needing to replace a few to several teeth can opt for partials.
Bar retained and ball retained are other two types of snap on dentures. Either will be fabricated from acrylic base that will look like your gums and acrylic or porcelain teeth that will look very much like your natural teeth.
Who can benefit from Snap-on dentures?
A person with no teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants can benefit from a snap-on denture. These dentures usually are designed for the lower jaw because lower dentures are very difficult to wear. Without implants, dentures tend to be less stable there. These dentures are custom made to properly fit your mouth and fulfill your needs.
The full chewing surface coupled with the durability and comfort of the denture not only makes you attractive with flawless smile but also gives a significant boost to your confidence.
Snap-on dentures offer a host of benefits.
This innovative prosthetic denture improves your facial appearance as well as increases your comfort and confidence.
It eliminates the need for denture pastes and creams or messy adhesives to keep denture stay in place.
With snap-on dentures, your chewing efficiency improves, and you eat a wider variety of foods.
With the palateless dentures you will be able to taste food flavors better.
The secure and stable dentures give you improved speech clarity.
Implants prevent the jawbone from resorbing.
The snap-on dentures will not move around or slip and you will no longer feel insecure in social gatherings.
They enable you to laugh freely and speak confidently again.
Most importantly, the whole procedure, including implantation of titanium posts and new dentures, completes in seven days. The procedure can also be completed in a single day if you want to use your current dentures.
Like any other dental treatment, the cost of snap-on dentures can go through the roof in American, Australian and European countries. A stupendous number of Westerners, therefore, are increasingly hopping across the borders to avail affordable dental treatments in neighboring or far-flung popular medical tourism countries where dental care is available at peanut prices, mainly due to the low cost of general living and far cheaper labor and infrastructure cost.