Differences Between Snap On Dentures and Traditional Dentures
You’ve lived a long and joyful life and your teeth, or lack thereof, reveal it.
It’s true; you might not have taken as good of care of your teeth as you should have and are currently paying for it with a gummy smile that not only makes it difficult to talk openly and chew food but is a source of humiliation and self-confidence.
You understand you may need dentures to regain that gorgeous smile you once had. But you fear the bulky look, the continuous removing, and re-insertion after meals and discomfort that comes from dentures.
Dentures, however, have made vast improvements over the years.
Dentures now come in a variety of styles and dimensions.
One variant of denture is snap on dentures.
As its name implies, this kind of denture is fastened in the mouth by “snapping on” dental implants. A set piece of titanium joins the crown into the implant.
Implants are powerful, permanent solutions for patients with a few of missing teeth.
Snap-on dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Snap-on dentures have many benefits over traditional dentures. But, they are not the best treatment option for all patients.
Since snap on dentures utilize dental implants that are surgically inserted into the gums (jaw bone) candidates for these teeth replacement options will need to have little or no deterioration of the jawbone tissue.
Patients who have brittle jawbone tissue and structure are better off with conventional dentures.
Patients will have to pay additional for implant keep dentures over traditional dentures. Most patients, however, are willing to pay more for dentures that fit more smoothly and have a more secure fit.
Patients who wear dentures attached to implants can enjoy more of the foods they love without taking their dentures out. Patients also don’t have to fret about their implant keep dentures slipping or accidentally coming out.
Snap-on dentures feature custom-made dental bridges that snap in and outside the implants. Molds and 3D images of the patient’s jaw and remaining teeth are accepted and are used by dentists who manufacture the custom-made dental bridges. As the bridges are unique to each, the fit, shape, and size will best ensure the maximum comfort.
Snap-on dentures feature custom-made dental bridges that snap in and outside the implants. Molds and 3D images of the patient’s jaw and remaining teeth are accepted and are used by dentists who manufacture the custom-made bridges. As the bridges are unique to each, the fit, shape, and size will best ensure the maximum comfort.
Patients who have compromised bone tissue is going to be better suited for conventional dentures.