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 just two to four dental implants. Snap-on dentures look like traditional, removable dentures, however, they’re secured to dental implants which makes them free of rocking, shifting, and rubbing.
While the dental implants may last a lifetime, you’ll have to replace the restoration with normal wear and tear, typically every 18 months depending on your lifestyle and habits.
Who is an ideal candidate for snap-on dentures?
Candidates for snap-on dentures must undergo dental implant surgery and need to be in good overall health and have sufficient jawbone density. Recent advances in technology are expanding the number of patients who qualify for dental implants. If you’ve been told in the past that you don’t qualify for the surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Klym at our Petoskey office by calling (231) 774-6819.
During the consultation, Dr. Klym will examine your oral health and recommend any supplemental surgeries that will improve the chances of a successful implantation procedure, thereby making you eligible or he may suggest alternative treatments to help you achieve your smile goals.
Contact Us in Petoskey, MI
Are you ready to achieve a long-lasting smile and experience a boost in your confidence? If so, contact us at (231) 774-6819 to learn more about snap-on dentures and the other implant solutions we offer.