Snap-In Dentures Springdale

Stable, Secure, Affordable.

Combines the great looks of your dentures, with the function you need.

About Snap-In Implant Dentures

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Snap-In Implant Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Snap-In Implant Dentures?

Snap-In Implant Dentures are dentures with special fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants your doctor places.

Anchoring the dentures with dental implants lets you:

 

  • Enjoy more of your favorite foods | By stabilizing your denture with dental implants, patients are able to chew with much more confidence and power.

  • Speak confidently | Speak in front of crowds or amongst friends and family with the confidence of knowing your teeth are securely snapped on to your implants.

  • Laugh and smile without worry of your dentures falling out.

  • Live more comfortably | Dentures not moving as much, less chafing and rubbing.

  • Receive better nutrition | Chew up food better.

  • Minimize bone loss | While some people may continue to lose bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants provide stimulation down into the jaw which encourages the body to continue producing new bone.

  • Eliminate or reduce gagging | In some cases a portion of the palate can be removed which exposes the roof of the mouth. This can reduce or eliminate gagging caused by your dentures.

  • Improved comfort | Dental implants help decrease or eliminate the irritation caused by denture movement.

  • Taste your food better | Some patients with dental implants can have part of their upper denture’s palate removed. This lets you taste your food better.

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While conventional dentures often look nice and are the most affordable way to replace missing or bad teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of overall function, stability, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of conventional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Very little chewing power because of movement of the bottom denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks continually pushes and pulls on the bottom denture, keeping it unstable.

  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to the movement of the bottom denture.

  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around other people, laugh loudly, and speak confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.

  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they tend to rub and chafe the gums which can cause discomfort and irritation.

  • Inadequate nutrition | Again, due to the loss of chewing power, some may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.

  • Bone loss | After a patient’s teeth are removed, they usually lose a great deal of bone and will continue to lose it for the remainder of their life. This means that traditional dentures become more and more difficult to wear over time.

  • Gagging | The Conventional top denture covers the roof of the mouth to provide suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the denture covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming this portion to reduce this gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help remedy all of these issues tremendously.

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are great candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a brief consultation to know for sure. During this consultation, we’ll take a 3D scan of the jawbones, the doctor will also perform a complete oral examination of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will Be Needed?

  • Upper | The upper implant denture requires at least 4 dental implants.

  • Lower | The lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically deliver a substantial improvement in retention and stability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

How Much Do Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost?

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Our pricing is the best in Springdale and also provides the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from beginning to end together more times than they can count.

2 Implant

Lower

$5,999

Replaces all of your bottom teeth with a secure denture held in by 2 dental implants.
This price includes 2 dental implants, abutments, snaps, and the snap-in denture. It does not include the price of extraction.

4 Implant

Upper OR Lower

$8,999

Replaces all of your top OR bottom teeth with a secure denture held in by dental implants.
This price includes 4 dental implants, abutments, snaps, and the snap-in denture. It does not include the price of extraction.

4 Implant

Upper AND Lower

$17,998

This replaces all of your top AND bottom teeth with a secure denture held in by dental implants.
These replace all of your top AND bottom teeth with secure dentures held in by dental implants. This price includes 8 dental implants (4 upper, 4 lower), abutments, snaps, and your snap-in dentures. It does not include the price of extraction.

Available Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and having the option to divide this investment into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing companies to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

How many implants are needed?

An upper implant denture will need at least 4 dental implants. The lower implant denture requires at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more stable your denture will usually be. This is especially true for the lower denture. Three or four implants in the lower is usually much better than 2.

How much do implant dentures cost?

For pricing information on snap-in implant dentures click here!

I have had dentures for quite a while, am I still eligible for implants?

In many cases, yes! We’ll simply need to see you for a free exam, during which we will perform a 3D CBCT scan of your jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

Will I be able to use my implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

Unfortunately no, we need to allow enough time for the implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes your implants truly secure and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We usually wait between 4 and 6 months before securing to your dental implants.

Will I experience pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will be different, you can expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment, reporting very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any discomfort.

Can general anesthesia be used during my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help to relax you and usually makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. If you choose this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for your procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking this medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! They are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with even stronger inserts if you would like.

Can I remove the palate (roof of mouth) of this type of denture?

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread the dental implants out in order to remove a portion of the palate in a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, however that isn't always an option with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the sense of taste for many patients, and also increases hot and cold sensitivity, making for a more natural experience. For those patients with a severe gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture may also help provide relief.

When can I have the palate (center part that covers the roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

If you are a candidate for a palate-less denture, it will be removed from your final denture. This will happen after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How often will the implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice per year. This will depend on the number of implants you have, the strength of your bite, how often you take your dentures in and out, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out the inserts much faster. Only place your implant dentures in by hand.

What is alveoloplasty? Why is it important?

Alveoplasty is a procedure where the doctor contours your jawbone. This procedure is important because it can significantly improve the fit and comfort of your dentures.

What are tori? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that can develop in the mouth of some patients. They are harmless, however, they might keep your denture(s) from fitting properly, so the doctor will often recommend having them removed.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is totally normal when you first have a prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave our clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Also, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount blood, it can look like much more. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call the office.

A home remedy that still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we can't be certain what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Will food get stuck beneath my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food beneath it. The great thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Simply remove them; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

How long should I take off work to recover after the procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait up to two weeks. Since there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to get used to eating and speaking with the new teeth; the longer you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion we place inside your denture to help it fit and feel better as your mouth heals and changes shape following extractions.

Am I too young for snap-in dentures?

No, this is not just an option for seniors. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very helpful for your general physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be very beneficial for your psychological health. Again, wanting to replace teeth earlier in life is not uncommon.

What items should I have ready for after my procedure?

  • Ice packs
  • Wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away
  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing away
  • Soft foods such as:
          - soups
          - yogurt
          - cottage cheese
          - smoothies
          - protein shakes
          - eggs
          - mashed potatoes (gravy optional)

Once I have my new teeth attached, will I know how to use them right away?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to become used to your new prosthetic teeth. With that being said, since they are attached with implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

Will I know how to speak with my new teeth right away?

This will also take a little time, but with some practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” will help you get used to the new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight lisp long term with implant dentures.

Will my dentures move?

Some people might experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant dentures. For patients who have two bottom implants, these will need to be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to occur. A small amount of adhesive at the back on both sides of the bottom denture will usually take care of this.

I can’t stand having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?

In this case, your best bet would be the All-On-4 procedure. Not all snap-in dentures can have the palate removed.

Can I remove implant dentures?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them extremely easy. Simply take them out; clean the denture(s), the gums, and implants; then snap them back in.

Can implants fail?

While titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can cause them to fail:

  • failure to integrate into the bone
  • smoking
  • diabetes

If an implant fails within the first year, your dentist will replace it at no charge to you.

What is involved with maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Occasionally you’ll need to change out the snap rings in the implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time as you take your teeth in and out. They’re quick and inexpensive to have changed out.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and the dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make certain that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It only takes a few minutes a day. Remove your dentures 1-2 times per day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, don’t forget to clean the implants. Scrub these with a very soft dental brush too.

Snap-In Implant Dentures Procedure Timeline

The process typically takes around 6 months from start to finish.

1

Procedure

After any remaining teeth are removed and any other necessary oral surgery procedures are performed, the implants are placed into the jawbone. After this, the implants are typically not visible. They will remain in your jaw untouched for at least 4 months while your bone attaches to them (osseointegration).

2

Post Op

We will see you back for a quick post-operative appointment, which we usually schedule for the day after your procedure. At this appointment, we will evaluate your mouth, ensure that any dentures are fitting as comfortably as possible, and answer any questions you may have.

3

Soft Liners / Soft Re-Fittings

Soft liners are cushions that we place in your denture periodically as you heal. They fill in the spaces between your gums and dentures that are created as you heal, and they also give your gums some cushioning. They help your dentures fit and feel better.

4

Uncovery

This is a smaller surgical procedure where we expose the implants and place small healing abutments on top of them to properly shape your gum tissue and prepare you to finish your snap-in dentures.

5

Attachment of Implants to Dentures

We will change out your healing abutments for your denture abutments and we perform the steps necessary to attach your dentures to your implants. This step can usually be done in one day, but sometimes can take slightly longer.

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