Tooth implants are an advanced dental technology that allows the denture to be fixed permanently to the jaw. Implant-supported dentures are also known as implant overdentures or snap-on dentures. This type of tooth replacement not only looks and feels like natural teeth, but it also provides strength and protection to the jaw bone. Therefore, implant-supported dentures cancel out the negative aspects of traditional dentures.
Conventional dentures do not stimulate the underlying bone. Instead, the denture sits on top of the bone in the mouth. It replaces missing teeth and can be removed.
On the other hand, implant-supported dentures are attached to implant posts. For this reason, snap-on dentures provide added stability and security in your oral cavity. Furthermore, dental implants keep the supporting jaw bone healthy.
A set of fully functional and aesthetically pleasing dentures will be custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. Both full and partial implant-supported dentures are available. This allows patients who still have remaining healthy, strong teeth to keep them in place. Both tooth replacement options will be fitted with dental implants.
Keep in mind, snap-on dentures are a removable restoration. Therefore, you will remove the prosthetic to clean it and at night. The advantage is that the denture snaps on and off. When fixed in place, the denture functions like natural teeth. This security offers many benefits over conventional dentures.
Protection and Stability: Implant-supported dentures are fixed in place, so you never have to worry about slippage. The denture snaps on to the surgically inserted dental implants securely. This allows for optimal stability.
Jaw Bone Protection: Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and eliminate the deterioration that occurs when missing teeth are not replaced. Implants restore both the root and the crown. As a result, you can eat and speak normally, and your facial structure will remain intact.
Proper Mouth Function: Snap-on denture do not slip or fall out, and you don’t have a plate on the roof of your mouth. As a result, you can speak, eat, and smile with full confidence.
More Cost-Effective than a Dental Bridge: The alternative to implant-supported dentures is a dental bridge. While bridgework is a reliable tooth replacement solution, implant-supported dentures will usually cost less.
Anyone who already wears dentures can benefit from implant-supported dentures. If you have conventional dentures or prefer dentures over bridges, snap-on dentures may be right for you. The implant-supported security is a long-lasting solution that provides a natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement option.