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Snap On Dentures

Those suffering from adult tooth loss in South Carolina may be interested in dentures. You should know that snap on dentures are an option that are easy-to-wear and an improvement over traditional dentures, that slip, slide, and cause speaking difficulty. Here is what you need to know:

Types of Dentures

Patients in South Carolina have options when it comes to wearing dentures.  Patients are no longer restricted and confined to the removable dentures that can slip, slide, and impede speech. Whether you are considering a full set or partial dentures, consider the many perks of snap on- also called snap in- dentures. It is estimated that nearly 120 million Americans live with adult tooth loss to some degree- and around 36 million adults in this country are missing all their teeth. For natural, easy-to-wear, and convenient snap on dentures, talk to your dental provider today to find out more!  

Advantages of Snap On Dentures

What do you already know about snap on dentures? Before you make your decision as to which tooth replacement option sounds the best for you, consider these pros of snap on dentures:
  • Snap on- or snap in- dentures are more stable and secure than traditional removable dentures. 
  • Snap on dentures can make it easier to talk, bite, eat, chew, and swallow than traditional dentures. 
  • Snap on dentures are more aesthetically pleasing and more natural looking. 
  • The implants used in snap on dentures help to prevent your jawbone from deterioration. 
  • Snap on dentures require less implants to hold them in place than complete implant supported dentures do. 
  • You have more biting force- over three times more- with snap on dentures than you do with traditional removable dentures. 
  • Patients report that wearing snap on dentures feels more natural and is more comfortable than when wearing conventional dentures. 
  • The fact that you can remove snap on dentures to clean, but that they are secure enough to stay in when you want them too is a big advantage over classic dentures. 
  • Snap in or snap on dentures provide fewer incidents of slipping, sliding, or falling out than with regular dentures that are secured with denture adhesive. 
  • By the way, there is no need for messy adhesive when you wear snap on dentures!  
Talk to your dentist in South Carolina to learn more about whether snap on dentures are the right choice for you. It all begins with a consultation at Ammons Dental by Design!

What You Can Expect

When you go to see your dental provider regarding dentures, the first thing that your dentist does is assess your jaw to see if it could support snap in denture implants. If the jaw is compromised, surgery may be warranted for a bone graft. Next, your mouth needs time to heal. An oral surgeon or specialist will put the dental implants in your jaw with a surgical procedure and it typically takes anywhere from two to six months to fully heal. The goal is for bone to grow around the implants, which serves to stabilize them and keep them in place for your denture. Sometimes, this process requires another surgery to insert a base for overdentures. Your dental provider can provide more information regarding if this is necessary. Once you have healed, you will be ready to be fitted for your snap in or snap on dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. If you think that snap on dentures may interest you, the first step is to see your dentist to find out more. They must assess the jawbone to determine if it can support the dental implants used to secure the snap on denture in-place. Next, an oral surgeon or specialist will insert implants that will support the denture. The healing process takes some time and must occur before you are then fitted for the snap on denture.
A. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and denture cleaning solution to brush your dentures, along with water. Use a soft towel when done to dry them off. Never use abrasive cleansers or stiff brushes on your dentures or you may damage them. Also, do not use harsh whitening toothpastes on dentures; it is too abrasive.
A. Brush your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner- or use a denture cleaning product found over the counter in most pharmacies or discount stores.
A. You do not need to use and rely on denture adhesive to keep your snap on dentures in place, like you do for traditional dentures.
A. Try to collect and preserve any pieces that may have broken off from the dentures and remove them until you see the dentist if they are removable dentures. It is important to see a dental professional right away to address and curb the damage.
A. Many factors come into play, but it is estimated that implant supported dentures, like snap on dentures cost between $1,000 and $10,000. Some dental practices may offer payment arrangements or financing options, and you should check to see if your dental insurance covers any of the costs, if applicable.
A. Snap on dentures are fast becoming a popular choice for patients that have tooth loss- but there are still people that are better-suited to traditional dentures or that simply prefer them. Some patients may not be good candidates for the implants needed to support the snap on denture. The best way to know is to discuss your distinct options with your dental provider.

Contemplating Snap On Dentures? Contact us today at Ammons Dental by Design to learn more.

Dentures are an excellent option that transform your appearance. Talk to Dr. Michael Ammons and Dr. Jay W. Hustead at Ammons Dental by Design to schedule your appointment and consultation for snap on dentures- or other dental solutions- today.

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