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Snap-On Implant Dentures

Woman in dental chair smiling at new implant denture in the mirror

From the way you smile to the food you enjoy, your teeth affect multiple aspects of your daily life. At SplenDent Implant Center, we understand the challenges and struggles many patients face when it comes to the condition of their teeth and oral health. Snap-on dentures are an effective, attractive full-mouth tooth replacement option that can enhance your quality of life and help you smile again.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Snap-on dentures are implant-supported dentures attached to metal posts anchored in the jawbone. They are a strong, stable alternative to traditional dentures and can be used to replace one or both arches in the mouth.

Benefits Of Implant-Supported Dentures

Because snap-on dentures are attached to implants in the jawbone, their look and function are similar to natural teeth. They provide excellent stability while speaking or eating, and don’t slip like traditional dentures often do. You can feel confident when chatting with friends and eating crunchy, tough, or chewy foods you may not have been able to enjoy with damaged teeth or traditional dentures.

One of the most important benefits of implant dentures is that they help prevent bone loss. When teeth are missing, the jawbone shrinks, which causes it to lose its strength and shape. Snap-on dentures provide stimulation to the jawbone and help it stay healthy, keep its shape, and maintain your facial structure. This strong, stable teeth replacement option lasts for many years, and typically doesn’t require frequent adjustments like traditional dentures do.

Who Is A Candidate For Snap-On Dentures?

Patients with extensive damage to multiple teeth or failing dental work are usually viable candidates for implant dentures. Even those who are not recommended for traditional individual implants or implant-supported bridges due to bone loss may be candidates for implant dentures. Whether you need full mouth reconstruction or one arch, our dentists perform a full evaluation of your oral and overall health and advise you of your options.

We use state-of-the-art dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to help us determine bone density and find the most suitable area to place two or more dental implants in each arch. This non-invasive diagnostic tool captures crystal-clear 3D images that enable our dentists and surgeons to create detailed treatment plans and help patients clearly understand the recommended treatment needed to attain optimal results.

The Teeth-In-A-Day Implant Denture

At SplenDent Implant Center, we proudly offer the revolutionary Teeth-In-A-Day implant procedure, which was invented by a team of dentists that included our own Dr. Albert Wesley. This unique implant-supported denture process doesn’t involve months of waiting without any teeth.

We make the process as quick and comfortable as possible. After we evaluate you and create a comprehensive treatment plan, impressions are taken and your snap-on denture is crafted to attach to your implants immediately after they’re placed.

When your implant denture is ready, you’ll come to our office to have damaged teeth removed and your snap-on implant denture placed the same day. We offer sedation dentistry, which keeps you relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. After removing any damaged teeth, we place two or more implant posts in each arch and position your snap-on-denture. Although this is a temporary prosthesis, it’s fully functional and provides you with a beautiful smile. You’ll return for occasional appointments over the next several weeks and months so we can check on the progress of your healing.

Once your implants are fully healed and integrated, you’ll return to our office so we can place the additional hardware needed to attach your permanent implant dentures. Then, new impressions are taken and a final set permanent set of teeth are created, placed, and adjusted to a perfect fit. Now it’s time to enjoy your strong, permanent, beautiful smile!

Contact Us To Learn More About Snap-On Implant Dentures

At SplenDent Implant Center, helping you improve your smile and your overall health is important to us. Our team of dedicated dental professionals is committed to offering compassionate quality care in a welcoming environment. Contact us online or call us at 616-446-7987 to schedule a consultation with a dentist today. We serve patients in Norton Shores, Muskegon, and throughout West Michigan.