When you have significant tooth loss, it can have a devastating effect on your life. Eating the foods you love may be difficult, and your appearance can change drastically. Dentures are a viable solution for replacing missing teeth, but many people are unhappy with dentures that can slip out of place. At DNTL Hub in Galt, CA, we offer snap-on dentures that connect to dental implants for a more natural and functional smile.
Traditional dentures are held in place by adhesive and suction. They are formed to sit on the gums, and an adhesive is used to seal them in place. While millions of people wear removable dentures, they can be aggravating. They can slip or move when you are eating, talking or laughing, which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Snap-on dentures are still removable like traditional dentures, but they do not require adhesives or suction to secure them. Dental implants with “snap-on” devices are used to connect to the dentures when you are wearing them, keeping them supported and in place. This allows for better chewing function and more self-confidence for patients. The dentures are supported by a series of implants that are put in the jawbone.
There are many advantages to implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to create a solid support system for the dentures. The implant fuses to the bone over time, usually within a few months. The snap-on dentures have connective devices that line up with the dental implants, snapping in place. This keeps the dentures secure and can help stimulate bone growth in the jaw to maintain a more youthful face and jaw appearance.
There are health requirements for dental implants. It is important to have enough bone to support the implants. However, there are options like bone grafting for those with bone loss, which can ensure the implants will fuse into the jawbone.
Snap-on dentures can be an excellent option when you need a full-mouth restoration. If you want to explore implant-supported dentures, contact us at DNTL Hub. We offer many different teeth and smile restoration options with dental implants at our clinic in Galt, CA.