Denture wearers often get tired of the problems associated with their dental prosthetic. Traditional dentures can come loose while you are talking or eating. Some people have been embarrassed when their dentures have fallen out when they laughed, coughed or yawned. Getting food caught between the dentures and the gums can be uncomfortable, if not painful. Fortunately, there is a solution for the problems traditional dentures present.
Snap-on dentures are an option in place of traditional dentures. These overdentures are supported by the implants, and they are attached to by snaps. Traditional dentures rest only on the gums and often require dental adhesives in the form of pastes or powders to keep them in place. Unfortunately, these adhesives lose their ability to hold the dentures in place as the day wears on.
Snap-on dentures are stabilized by dental implants. The snaps anchor the dentures to the implants, providing stability that cannot be matched by adhesives. They do not slip or slide as you talk or chew, and your dentures will not fall out of your mouth. You will not miss the sore spots traditional dentures can cause. Snap-on dentures do not rub against the gums, so you will not be bothered by loose fitting dentures again.
Implant Supported Dentures
Snap-on dentures require a set of implants to be placed in the jawbone. These implants are often placed in the front part of the jawbone because it tends to have more bone available than the back part. Your dentist will examine your jaw to determine if there is sufficient bone to support the implants. Occasionally, there is not enough bone available, and a bone graft may be necessary. This procedure can be done a number of ways, and your dentist will discuss your options with you.
Snap-on dentures provide you with stability for your dentures, which can increase your self-confidence. They are easy to maintain and cost-effective. With snap-on dentures, you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods without worry. Make an appointment with Ora Dental Implant Studio today for an exam and consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for snap-on dentures.