Prescott Snap-In Dentures

Stable, Secure, Affordable.

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

About Snap-In Implant Dentures

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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 your dentures with dental implants allows you to:

 

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

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

  • Smile and laugh without worry of your dentures falling out

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

  • Receive better nutrition | Chew up food better

  • Reduce bone loss | While a person 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 to produce bone.

  • Reduce or eliminate gagging | In some cases a portion of the palate can be removed exposing the roof of the mouth. This reduces or eliminates gagging caused by your denture.

  • Increased comfort | Dental implants help reduce or eliminate the irritation caused by movement of the dentures.

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

While traditional dentures typically look nice and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave a lot to be desired in terms of overall function, stability, and chewing ability.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Very little chewing power due to movement of the lower 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 lower denture keeping it unstable.

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

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

  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing irritation and discomfort.

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

  • Bone loss | After a person’s teeth are removed, they typically 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 | Traditional upper 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 them to gag. Trimming the denture to reduce this gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to say for sure. At this appointment, we’ll take a 3-dimensional scan of your jawbones, the doctor will perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Implants Will I Need?

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

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

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly 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 start to finish together more times than they can count.

2 Implant

Lower

$6,999

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 an important investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant procedure.

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 will I need?

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

How much do implant dentures cost?

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

I’ve had dentures for a long time, are implants still an option?

In most cases, yes! Our team will just need to see you for a free exam, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth 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 they’re placed?

Unfortunately no, we must allow enough time for the implants to integrate with the bone. This is what makes your implants truly stable and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We typically wait between four and six months before attaching to your implants.

Will I experience pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you should expect some tenderness and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any soreness.

Can general anesthesia be used for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! Implant dentures are much more secure than dentures alone, and our team is able to increase the retention with 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 to be able 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, but that's not always an option with snap-in dentures.

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

When can I have the palate (middle part covering the roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

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

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice per year. This will depend on the number of implants you have, how strong your bite is, how frequently you remove and replace your dentures, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out your inserts significantly 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 develop in the mouth of many patients. Tori are harmless, however, they can keep your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so your doctor will often recommend having them removed.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is completely 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. The increased salivation should subside within two to three days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Additionally, you can expect to notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little 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 stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. 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.

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

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

Can food get lodged under my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food under it. The great thing about implant dentures is they are incredibly easy to clean. Just 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 my procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait a week or two. 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 more time 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 only a procedure for the elderly. It’s actually very common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial for your general physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely helpful for your emotional health. Again, wanting to replace teeth early in life is not rare.

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 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 these are attached using implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than traditional dentures.

Will I be able to talk with my replacement teeth right away?

This will also take some time, but with some practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" will help you get used to the new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight long-term lisp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some people may experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with 2 bottom implants, these will need to be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to occur. A dab 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 very easy. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), the gums, and implants; and 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 in 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 fast and affordable to have changed out.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and the dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make sure that unnecessary stress isn’t being applied to your implants.
  • Home maintenance | It only takes a few minutes a day. Remove your dentures 1-2 times each day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, remember to clean your implants. Scrub these with a very soft dental brush as well.

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 our 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.

Hours

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8am - 4pm
Friday - Sunday
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