Snap On Implant Dentures
Snap On Implant Dentures utilize 2 implants to serve as anchors and an Implant Denture that snaps on to the implants.
Snap-On Implant Dentures or Implant Supported Dentures
Patients want more out of life! Why wear a loose lower denture! While most denture patients are satisfied with their upper denture, patients with lower loose dentures are left to complain about looseness, lack of stability, and/or difficulty eating. Which is why I call all lower dentures – a loose lower denture. However, patients can avoid this with as few as 2 implants placed in the lower jaw!
Security, Stability, and Increased Bite Force with Snap on Dentures!
Snap on Dentures – how to they work?
There are 2 types of implant prosthesis: Fixed (permanent) or Removable (snap on). The fixed approach requires 4-6 implants per arch, whereas the Snap on only requires 2 implants to stabilize the lower denture. This allows for a more cost-effective solution.
The lower Snap on Denture is secured to the implants by a “Locator” abutment, with “snaps” placed inside a lower denture. The connection is a “Locator insert” which is made of resilient nylon. This forcefully engages the locator so that the denture is secured to it. Older systems included O – Rings or magnets, but the Locator system is the most up to date “snap on” technology.
Benefits of Snap on Dentures vs Traditional
- No slippage of the denture
- Increased bite force – you can eat more harder food options
- Cost effective way at obtaining dental implants for a full arch solution.
How does the process work / What is the timeline?
- Step 1 – Consultation and Xray
- Step 2 – Fabrication of your temporary prosthesis $240.00 If need it.
- Step 3 – Surgery – Placement of the 2 implants and Tooth removal (if needed) under IV Sedation $1,398
- Step 4 – Wait 4 months for implants to integrate
- Step 5 – Small Minor procedure to uncover the implants, place locator abutments, and begin making your metal reinforced final snap on denture $940.00
- What about Snap on Dentures for the top jaw (Maxilla)
- What About Implants for the Top Jaw?
Dr. Nitardy believes that after seeing thousands of patients – if patients want implants on the top jaw, they are best served with a Fixed solution, All on four implants or 4 implants snap on denture. There are many reasons for this, but for the maxilla, the costs are very similar versus removable and fixed, but the RESULTS are DRASTICALLY different.
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Interested? Contact Rio Grande Dental, Mexico dental office.