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.

Types of Over-dentures

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Process of Snap on Dentures

The steps are involved in the process of placement of snap-on dentures are:

Before/After Snap on Dentures
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Patient 1 After Snap on Dentures Procedure
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Patient 1 with snap in dentures vs permanent dentures

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Frequently Asked Questions on Snap-on Dentures

Why should I prefer implant-supported dentures?

Generally, traditional dentures look good and are the most economical way to replace missing teeth. However, they have compromised functionality and stability. So, implant-supported dentures can help in overcoming the shortcomings of the traditional dentures. smoke suffer from bone loss problems may not be good candidates for dental implants. Dr. Adatrow will provide you professional guidance for choosing the ideal treatment.

Am I eligible for snap-on dentures?

Yes, almost all patients are eligible candidates for snap-on dentures. To assess your oral conditions, schedule an appointment with us. Our dental team will take your medical, family, and habit history in detail. Dr. Adatrow will visually inspect and thoroughly examine your mouth. You might have to go for a three-dimensional scan for us to understand your bone structures.

What is alveoloplasty? Why is the alveoloplasty required?

Alveoloplasty is a surgical operation that reshapes and smoothes out the jaw where a tooth or teeth has been removed or lost. The portion of the jawbone that has the teeth is called alveolus, and "plasty" means reshaping, meaning that alveoloplasty is the process of molding or reshaping the jaw. When teeth are lost due to damage or removal, a hole is left in the jawbone. As gums heal, they are going to do so unevenly to conform to the wound contours that rise and drop. This causes difficulties with any form of rehabilitation, such as dentures, which can cause unevenness, soreness, and pain. For dentures, an alveoloplasty is needed to prepare the jawbone for dental implants. The surface of the bone would need to be adjusted to an exact shape or level.

Will I be given mini-dental implants for snap-on dentures?

No, Dr. Adatrow prefers to provide conventional implants because conventional implants better success rate when compared to mini implants.

Will my speech be affected by snap-on dentures?

Snap-on Dentures can change the way you talk. It all depends on the situation, sometimes it's just a little bit, and sometimes there's much difference. However, this problem is standard because when you lost your teeth, your voice kept changing, and you never realized.

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.

How many implants are required for my dentures?

Dr. Adatrow will assess your bone structure, density, and oral tissues before deciding the number of implants you might need to support your dentures. However, commonly, you might need a minimum of 4 implants in the upper jaw and a minimum of 2-3 implants in the lower jaw.