Snap-on dentures improve denture fit, function, and appearance. Unlike traditional dentures that can slide, lift, or fall out when you speak and eat, snap-on dentures stay in place. At Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants, Dr. Elizabeth Felts Randall and Dr. Charles Felts III will give you personalized, attentive care while helping you restore your oral health. You will enjoy comfortable, positive experiences at their office and a more stable, natural-looking smile with snap-on dentures.
Snap-on dentures are dentures with locator attachments, or sockets, that snap onto two to four dental implants anchored in your jawbone. Unlike implant-supported dentures that screw onto implants, you can remove snap-on dentures daily to clean them and while you sleep overnight. Snap-on dentures are also known as overdentures or implant-retained dentures.
You should consider snap-on dentures because they are more stable than traditional dentures. Dental implants minimize denture movement and give these benefits:
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After removing any remaining teeth, performing bone grafting if necessary, and placing dental implants in your jawbone, Dr. Randall or Dr. Felts will close the surgical sites. Your jawbone will grow between the threads of the implant screws and lock them in place within three to six months. Meanwhile, you will wear temporary replacement teeth. After your implants and bone heal, the final steps include:
You will enjoy a more comfortable, natural-looking smile and peace of mind that your denture will stay in place. If you already wear removable dentures, you can readily adjust to removing and cleaning snap-on dentures daily and at bedtime. Regardless, our doctors explain how to insert, remove, and maintain your dentures for a comfortable transition.
Aaron had dental implant treatment with Dr. Randall at Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants
Implant-supported dentures are also a great combination of dentures and dental implants. They have more stability and functionality because they are nonremovable. You can clean implant-supported dentures like natural teeth. However, patients used to removable dentures may have an easier time transitioning to snap-on dentures. Your smile goals and gum and jawbone health also affect whether your treatment options include implant-supported, snap-on, or traditional dentures.
During a consultation, Dr. Randall or Dr. Felts will listen to your goals for implant dentures, complete a comprehensive oral exam, and take a CT scan before explaining your options. Request a consultation at Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants at (423) 756-2450 today.