If you are among the millions of Americans who are missing all of their teeth in one or both arches, you may be familiar with the problems that come with conventional dentures and the expense that comes with replacing each tooth with a single dental implant.
Precision Dental in New Port Richey, FL offers a better solution: denture implants. This allows an entire arch of teeth to be replaced with 2 to 8 dental implants.
There are a few differences between implant overdentures and traditional dentures:
Secured in place with dental implants
Requires messy adhesives to be held in place
Does not move due to implants
Slips and slides around in the mouth
Around $10,000- depending on how many implants are needed
Average cost is around $1,800 but could be more or less depending on several factors
Prevents jawbone deterioration/preserves jawbone health
Does not prevent jawbone deterioration or preserve jawbone health
Dental insurance may or may not cover a portion of the cost
Dental insurance typically covers a portion of the cost
Long process, healing time of 2 to 6 months
Little to no healing time, depending on whether extractions are required
Snap-on dentures may be fixed or removable. Both of these tooth replacement options require dental implants. However, fixed snap-on dentures can only be removed by the dentist and should be cared for like natural teeth. They do not require any special considerations.
Removable snap-on dentures, on the other hand, should be cared for like conventional dentures and removed at night for cleaning. However, unlike conventional dentures, the dental implants protect and preserve jawbone health.
There is no standard process for getting denture implants. Every patient is different and will have a different experience. However, it can be a long process, depending on your personal healing time.
can be lengthy, depending on healing time.
is to extract any remaining natural teeth that cannot be salvaged, as well as to do any bone grafting or gum disease treatment. Once the gums and jawbone are healthy, the implants can be placed.
is to place the dental implants. Once this is done, osseointegration usually takes 2 to 6 months. This is the process of the jawbone fusing with the implants to create a stable base to anchor the overdenture.
Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required to attach the abutment that holds the overdenture to the implants. At this time, impressions will be made and the order will be sent to the dental lab.
is to attach the overdenture to the connectors. This will restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile- which will restore your confidence.
Snap-on dentures have several benefits over traditional dentures, including:
There are also a few disadvantages to be aware of:
Care and maintenance of snap-on dentures depend on whether they are fixed or removable. Either way, you should visit the dentist every 6 months to ensure your oral and overall health. This can help detect issues before they escalate.
Fixed snap-on dentures should be cared for like natural teeth. Brush twice daily, floss at least once, and use an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Removable snap-on dentures, on the other hand, should be cared for like conventional dentures. You must remove them nightly for cleaning and put them in water or a denture solution to soak overnight. You should still brush your gums and tongue to prevent bacteria and plaque buildup.
Any patient that is missing most or all of their teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or injury/trauma may qualify for denture implants. This is an ideal option for those who do not want to deal with the disadvantages of conventional dentures but are unable to afford to replace each tooth with a single dental implant.
The cost of snap-on dentures is around $10,000, depending on several factors:
Some dental insurance plans will cover a portion of treatment, and some will not. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage. If you do not have dental insurance or your insurance does not cover this procedure, ask about financing options.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may qualify for denture implants. Schedule your consultation with the team at Precision Dental in New Port Richey, FL. The office is located on Rancho del Rio Drive. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Our team has the experience and expertise to replace your missing teeth, restoring your oral health and your confidence.
The implants themselves are designed to last a lifetime with proper oral care habits, but the overdenture may need to be replaced in about 15 to 20 years. This is much longer than conventional dentures, which usually need to be replaced or relined every few years.
Denture stabilization is using dental implants to secure an overdenture in place, preventing pressure and friction sores, as well as other issues, that are common with conventional dentures.
If you have conventional dentures, you may benefit from snap-on dentures. Schedule your consultation with the team at Precision Dental to discuss the benefits versus the drawbacks to determine if you need snap-on dentures.
Yes, snap-on dentures preserve the health and density of your jawbone because of the dental implants.
Yes, conventional dentures can be converted into snap-on dentures. Let the team at Precision Dental show you how.
Yes, it is possible to get dental implants if you already have conventional dentures. You may require bone grafting to build up your jawbone if you’ve been missing teeth for some time.