Snap-on dentures are removable dentures that snap onto a metal framework. They are typically more affordable than other types of dentures and don’t require multiple appointments. However, they need to be replaced more often than other types of dentures. When a patient comes in for their dentures, the dentist will determine which type of dentures is right for them.
Are snap-on dentures right for me?
Snap-on dentures are removable dentures with snaps along the gum line that make them easy to remove and replace. If you need a full or partial set of dentures, snap-on dentures might be a good option for you. They are more affordable, simple, and comfortable to use for most individuals.
Snap-on dentures vs. Traditional dentures
A snap-on denture is a type of removable denture. It is often designed to snap into place on an acrylic base. A snap-on denture can be removable, or it can be a permanent fixture. Since it snaps into place, you never have to rely on denture adhesive. It’s also easy to remove and clean than All-on-4 and other fixed restorations, so you can feel confident and at your best.
On the other hand, traditional dentures are made from acrylic and dental-grade ceramic. They mimic the appearance of both the teeth and gums and do not have any snap-on feature.
What can I expect when getting snap-on dentures?
With snap-on dentures, you’ll have a new set of teeth in just a few visits to your dentist. Before you receive your new dentures, your dentist will reshape your jawbone so your new dentures will fit snugly. Next, we will take impressions of your mouth, which will serve as the blueprint for your dentures.
Once your dentures are ready, you’ll need to return to the dentist’s office to be fitted for your new dentures. Your new dentures will fit perfectly, making it hard for people to notice that you’re wearing dentures. Your new dentures may feel odd at first. You’ll need to practice speaking and eating with your new dentures to feel comfortable.
How are snap-on dentures made?
Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth, and send the mold off to the dental lab to have dentures created. The dentures are designed to fit perfectly against your natural teeth. Your dentist will carefully adjust and fit your dentures, then make any necessary changes to their fit and contour if required. This process can take a few appointments.
How long will my snap-on dentures last?
The lifespan of your snap-on dentures will depend on how you use them. If you take good care of them, your dentures can last for 5 to 7 years. However, practices such as wearing them to bed, brushing them with a hard-bristled toothbrush, or subjecting them to harsh chemicals can reduce their lifespan.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Day Dental Implants and Dentures, call (701) 888-9222 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5120 Prosperity Way Ste. 108, Fargo, ND.