The Secure Alternative to Dentures
Do you currently wear dentures and are unhappy with the way they feel? These restorations are attached to your gums by a sticky adhesive. This allows the dentures to suction on to your jaw. However, your diet and daily functions are limited due to this lack of stability.
To eliminate the inconvenience that ill-fitting dentures may cause, Dr. Klym offers his patients snap-on dentures as an alternative. These tooth replacements are secured to your jawbone with dental implants and will provide you with multiple benefits.
The Placement Process
When you’re ready to achieve your beautiful smile, we’ll have you come into our office for your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Klym. He’ll discuss snap-on dentures with you and explain their benefits in further detail. Then, he’ll use high-tech equipment to take 3D images of your entire jaw for accurate measurements.
During the placement procedure, we’ll numb your mouth so you won’t feel a thing, and can also offer you sedation dentistry as well. The restorations will be placed in two separate appointments to allow maximum stability and longevity.
Your dental implants will be placed during the first procedure, causing osseointegration to occur. This is when the implants bond with your jawbone to serve as a stable base for your restorations.
After your mouth has healed around your implants, Dr. Klym will then attach your snap-on dentures. They’re secured to the implant fixtures using either a series of ball or bar attachments.
Taking Care of Your New Smile
Now that your smile is complete, you’ll need to maintain it regularly to ensure it remains healthy and beautiful for many years to come. The healing process takes about two weeks, and it’s important that you follow our post-operative care guide during this time.
After your mouth has completely healed and you’ve adjusted to your new restorations, taking care of them is simple. You’ll remove your dentures each morning and night and clean them with a gentle toothpaste or denture solution. Make sure to clean around your implants as well to keep them bacteria-free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are snap-on dentures the same as implants?
With snap-on dentures, you can replace any number of missing teeth with two to four dental implants. This restoration looks like traditional, removable dentures. However, they’re directly secured to dental implants, eliminating any uncomfortable shifting or rocking.
While the dental implants may last a lifetime, the denture component will need to be replaced every 18 months, depending on your habits and lifestyle.
Who is an ideal candidate for snap-on dentures?
Candidates for snap-on dentures must undergo dental implant surgery, for which they’ll need to have good overall health and sufficient jawbone density. If you’ve been told in the past that you don’t qualify for a dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Klym at our Petoskey office by calling (231) 774-6819. Recent advances in technology are expanding the number of patients who qualify for dental implants, and Dr. Klym may have the solution for you.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Klym will examine your oral health and recommend any supplemental procedures that will improve the chances of a successful implantation procedure. He may also suggest alternative treatments to help you achieve your smile goals.
Do snap-on dentures cover the roof of your mouth?
Unlike traditional dentures, snap-on dentures don’t cover the roof of your mouth. Not only will this feel more like natural teeth, but it also won’t create an uncomfortable rubbing sensation. With snap-on dentures, you can speak, chew, and smile with ease and comfort.
Are snap-on dentures painful?
Receiving your snap-on dentures is a painless process. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Klym will administer local anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel a thing while he works. You may feel slight discomfort once the numbness wears off, but you can manage the pain using a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Snap-on dentures take some getting used to, but they provide a more secure and comfortable fit when compared to traditional dentures. They also don’t create as much friction on the gums.
How much do snap-on dentures cost?
The cost of your snap-on dentures will depend on several different factors. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider ahead of time to learn if your plan will cover the cost of your treatment.
You can also visit our financing page for more information. We suggest learning more about CareCredit, a third-party loan service that offers no-interest loans to patients to help pay for their care. Applying online is quick and easy, and you may receive assistance regardless of your insurance status.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Snap-on dentures can help restore your smile’s appearance and functionality. When you’re ready to achieve a long-lasting smile and experience a boost in your confidence, contact our Petoskey office at (231) 774-6819 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Klym. You can also fill out an online form and a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you achieve the complete smile you deserve!