Snap-on dentures are an affordable way to improve your experience with dentures and help you smile with confidence. Your dentures will be more stable, comfortable, and natural looking.
What Are Snap-On Dentures?
Snap-on dentures are made with two O-rings in the front of the denture base that snap onto dental implants.
How Do They Work?
Two dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. After a healing period, the dentures will be secured to them. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to wear a temporary denture.
Advantages of Snap-On Dentures
- Stability – An upper removable complete denture is held in place by suction in the roof of your mouth. But lower dentures more easily move, slip, or lift. Snap-on dentures are secure and won’t slide around or fall out.
- Comfort – Traditional dentures rest on your gums, putting pressure on them. They can irritate your gums and cause sores. Snap-on dentures rest on dental implants, prevent irritation, and feel more like your natural teeth.
- Preserves jawbone – When teeth are present, your body senses that the bone is needed to support them. But when your teeth are missing, your body resorbs the bone. Additionally, dentures that rest on your jawbone accelerate shrinkage. Dental implants stimulate bone, prevent shrinkage, preventing facial collapse. Visit our facial collapse page for more information on how it can be prevented or treated.
- Improves the quality of life – Snap-on dentures increase your chewing efficiency and your confidence. Many patients find social interactions more enjoyable because they don’t have to worry about their dentures slipping or dislodging.
What Can You Expect?
Your snap-on dentures will be much more stable than removable complete dentures, although not as stable as dentures secured with four or more implants. The O-rings in the denture base will need to be replaced periodically to ensure they snap securely onto the dental implants.
You will receive high-quality dentures and dental implants from Optima Dental. Dr. Saleh is a leading implant dentist and since 2001 has provided patients in the Portland area with dental implant solutions. His advanced training, experience, and skills helped him earn the following credentials:
- Mastership – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Diplomate – American Dental Implant Association
- Diplomate – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Request a Complimentary Consultation
Would you like to know if you are a candidate for snap-on dentures? Request a complimentary consultation. At no cost, you will receive an implant evaluation and a CT scan. You can call us or schedule an appointment online.