You are one step closer to the exciting new world of the snapped on denture! Whether you are new to dentures or have worn them for years, a snapped on denture is a great solution to uncomfortable chewing and slippery painful dentures. There are several types of snapped on dentures available, including snapped on partials. In our On-Site Denture Lab we make your denture or partial fit and function in harmony with the space available in your mouth, and give custom attention to the delicate fabrication of your snapped on denture.
A snapped on denture gets some support from the implants that it snaps onto. Unlike conventional dentures that rest on the gums, a snapped on denture is anchored to multiple implant snaps and is therefore much more stable and comfortable.
Two or more implant snaps can be used on the upper and/or lower jaw. The more snaps that are placed, the more stable the denture will be. Much like a four legged chair would be more stable than a three or two legged chair, the use of denture snaps keep the denture stable, secure and comfortable. These snaps are designed with different levels of retention, customized to the needs of the patient. When the snaps wear out, replacing them is a simple and inexpensive procedure. Also in most cases when 4 snap attachments are used in the upper denture we can reduce the amount of acrylic covering the roof of your mouth allowing you to enjoy the taste of food again. This also is a great solution for people that always have that gagging feeling with their dentures!
If you already wear a conventional denture, Dr. Russ Fitton or Dr. Brad Matiasivich can sometimes use your denture to accommodate the snaps to fit on your new dental implants.
If you are interested in learning more about improving your quality of life with an implant retained snapped on denture or partial, please contact us for a consultation with one of our Implant Dentists.