An implant over-denture is a denture in which the denture is anchored by surgically placing implants into the jawbone. The implant provides excellent protection and support to the denture and offers a range of advantages over conventional dentures.
Snap-on dentures is a type of implant-supported dentures. They are dentures with special fittings that allow them to be attached (snap-in) to the dental implants inserted by your dentist.
Benefits of Snap On dentures
Types of Over-dentures
- Implant-Retained, Gum Supported: The over-denture lies directly on your gums and is attached to the implants in your upper and/or lower jaw. The overdenture is removable and is attached to the implants.
- Bar-Retained, Implant Supported: The over-denture is connected to a metal bar with attachments, which are attached to the implants that are surgically inserted in the upper and/or lower jaw. The overdenture is removable and is attached to the bar.
- Fixed, implant-supported: The overdenture is attached directly to the implants in the upper and/or lower jaws. It is called set because the overdenture can come only by the dentist. It gives a near resemblance to natural teeth and gums.
Process of Snap on Dentures
The steps are involved in the process of placement of snap-on dentures are:
7 Benefits that make implant-supported dentures superior to traditional dentures
There are many benefits of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant over other options. They are:
Disadvantages of traditional dentures
Before/After Snap on Dentures
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Frequently Asked Questions on Snap-on Dentures
Why should I prefer implant-supported dentures?
Am I eligible for snap-on dentures?
What is alveoloplasty? Why is the alveoloplasty required?
Will I be given mini-dental implants for snap-on dentures?
Will my speech be affected by snap-on dentures?
With snap-on dentures, you'll have all your teeth full, without any spaces to change the tone of your speech so that you will get back your original voice. For the dental implants to be successful, try not to put too much force or pressure on the implant site. Do not apply too much stress while healing. Also, strictly follow your dental appointments. Follow-ups are a must!
Visiting your dentist should not stop after the surgery is done. Schedule periodical checks with Dr. Adatrow to see if any infections are hampering the healing process. He will check if the implant has fused with the surrounding bone to assess the success of the surgery.