What are Snap on Dentures (Mini implant supported dentures) and what are their benefits?
Article by German Arzate, DDS, MS
Mexico Cosmetic Dentist
Millions of Americans wear traditional dentures, and while they have long been the solution of choice for people who have lost teeth due to accidents, trauma, disease, or age, they are no longer the only choice for getting replacement teeth. There are many problems that people experience when they use traditional dentures, which can now be remedied with the use of more advanced techniques.
Slipping & Denture Movement
Over time, the bones and tissues in your jaw change. Often as you age, the tissues and bones shrink, and if you had dentures fitted several years ago, you may notice that they begin to slip or move around in your mouth because they are no longer a good fit. This can also cause sores in your mouth from dentures continuously rubbing against your gums.
Difficulty Speaking and Strange Sounds
Although dentures are fitted to your mouth, they are still difficult to get just right when it comes to the size because your mouth is constantly changing. Unfortunately if you have dentures that do not fit quite right, you may find that they move around and make it difficult to speak or form words. They may also rub against your gums, or separate from the roof of your mouth, causing strange clicking, whistling, or smacking sounds.
One of the most common complaints for people who wear dentures is the inability to eat the foods they once ate on a regular basis. Dentures secured with adhesives sometimes move around, making chewing certain foods impossible, which means those foods will be forever off limits after you get dentures
Dentures are large oral attachments that must be secured to the gums and roof of your mouth with adhesives that react with saliva to form a stronger bond. Certain medications and other conditions, such as dry mouth, can affect the success of the adhesives, causing dentures to detach from your gums. While traditional dentures are one solution to replace permanently lost teeth, they are not the only solution anymore.
Snap on dentures (Implant retained dentures)
Snap On Dentures are designed to be attached to the head of several mini dental implants previously placed in your jawbone. The head of the mini implants and the O-Rings placed at the dentures creates the "Snap" effect when you place them, you take the adapted denture on and off easily. When the new adapted denture is snapped over the mini implants it becomes a steady device, it will not move or wiggle, avoiding any gum soars.
The head of the Mini Dental Implant is shaped like a ball and the Denture created includes several rubber o-rings or "housings" (another option is to adapt you own denture as well with this housings). The O-ring snaps over the head of the Mini Dental Implant when the denture is "snapped on" (seated over the gums), and holds the denture making it strong and steady enough to even bite an apple, eat corn from the cob, etc.
Placing the mini dental implants in your jawbone is a minimally invasive procedure, it does not represent a significant discomfort and the healing time is usually fast, in less than 3 days.
If you are unable to enjoy the foods you once loved because you cannot chew them anymore, then the Snap on dentures system can help. Unlike more traditional dentures, they snap securely to your jaw using several mini implant devices with O-rings, so there are no sticky glues or adhesives to worry about, no slipping or movement, and you can go back to eating foods you may not have been able to enjoy for years because you couldn't chew them, or you worried about your dentures coming loose. If you’re tired of eating soft, mashed-up foods because of your dentures or missing teeth, see how snap on dentures can help you enjoy delicious food again.
Instead of hassling with adhesives and glues, and worrying about mouth sores from dentures that move around on your gums, snap on dentures snap into place and stay put, improving your oral health and giving you peace of mind that they will not move until you’re ready to snap them off. All the procedure is completed in a week.
With their easy snap-on, snap-off functionality, you can take them out for proper cleaning and maintenance, then pop them back in for a beautiful, confident smile every day.