Now that you understand what snap-on dentures are, and what advantages they have over traditional dentures, what can you expect from the procedure itself?
The treatment is tailored to the individual and their needs. Having a few simple dental implants installed is much different to having bone grafting surgery to support them for example. An initial consultation will help prosthodontists to diagnose the condition of your mouth. Preparation work for dental implants can include tooth extraction, and gum and bone grafts.
Preparation aside, the dental implant procedure is relatively straightforward. Your prosthodontist will fix a titanium screw like fixture to replace the root of your missing teeth. The number of implants can vary but tends to be 2-4 for the top, and 4-8 for the bottom, in a particular format that will provide the best structure and security.
An abutment will be attached, and then when the implants heal, you can have a set of replacement teeth in the form of dentures, which are fixed to the abutment. These will have been custom made for you in a laboratory, usually using data obtained from a CT scan during the initial consultation.