Snap-On Dentures Provide Strength and Security

Snap-On Dentures in Syracuse, NY | Overdentures | Mini Implants

For decades, traditional dentures have been the easy, go-to solution for large-scale tooth replacement. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of traditional dentures is that they often slip and slide around in your mouth, often at the most inopportune moments. None of the 36 million American adults who are missing all their teeth wants to live in fear of the next humiliating “denture slip” or become the subject of the joke when it happens. Fortunately, snap-on dentures prevent slippage and solve many other denture challenges.

These implant-retained overdentures provide a more secure and stable alternative to traditional dentures.

Understanding Snap-On Dentures

Snap-On Dentures in Syracuse, NY | Overdentures | Mini ImplantsSnap-on dentures, or overdentures, are a part of the implant denture family. They use the innovation of mini dental implants to secure the false teeth to the jawbone. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, merely rest the gum ridge, relying on fit and suction to stay put. Should that fit change over time—and with traditional dentures, it does—the dentures won’t remain snug against the gums, making them likely to slip out of place.

Overdentures directly “snap-on” to 4-8 mini implants, which are screwed directly into the jawbone to provide a much more sturdy, secure, and functional fit. They can still be removed at night for cleaning, just like regular dentures, but provide far more bite power and stability when attached to the implants.

Can My Existing Dentures Be Converted?

The short answer is yes. In some cases, we can adjust your existing dentures, converting them into snap-on dentures. However, this isn’t always possible. Conventional dentures aren’t designed with implants in mind, so they may not have the space to accommodate them. It really depends on the condition, size, and construction of the existing denture. At your free consultation, please bring your dentures with you so Dr. Bradford can evaluate them.

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If your dentures cannot be converted, Dr. Bradford will make a mold of your teeth and gums. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab, where your customized dentures will be precisely constructed to fit perfectly. And that’s what implant dentures are all about: they provide a better, longer-lasting fit than traditional dentures.

The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

The key to snap-on dentures is the mini dental implant foundation. The tiny titanium screws are embedded in your jawbone, giving your prosthetic a strong base to connect onto. While implant dentures can be used alongside conventional implants, we prefer mini dental implants because of their many benefits:

  • Fast, simple placement procedure: Mini implants don’t require any incisions or stitches, just a tiny pilot hole in the jawbone. Unlike conventional implants, which require multiple appointments and months of healing time in between, Dr. Bradford can place mini implants and mount the prosthetic in just one visit!
  • Easy recovery: The road to recovery is much faster with mini implants. Most patients report only mild discomfort, similar to having a dull headache, and can resume their normal activities within 24-48 hours.
  • Greater versatility: Because mini implants are less than half the size of traditional ones, they can be used in tighter spaces or for patients with less jawbone density.
  • More affordable: In addition to their many functional benefits, mini dental implants are also more affordable than conventional dental implants. This affordability is due to the procedure’s efficiency, reduced material costs, and fewer office visits.

Financing Snap-On Dentures

Our goal is to ensure that securing your teeth doesn’t compromise your financial well-being. At your complimentary consultation, our experienced staff will review your insurance information to ensure you know exactly what your plan covers. If you have out-of-pocket expenses, we invite you to take advantage of the flexible financing plans we offer through third-party lenders. We can help you find a payment plan that fits your monthly budget so that financial uncertainty doesn’t get in the way of your smile security.

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Get Your Snap-On Dentures Today!

If you’re looking for a reliable tooth replacement solution or an upgrade to your traditional dentures, the decision to go with snap-on dentures is, well, a snap! Dr. Bradford and his caring team are here to help transform your smile and regain the confidence you remember.

So, why wait any longer? Contact us today to schedule a free denture consultation.

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