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Snap-In Dentures in Boulder

Tired of loose dentures, denture paste, dentures falling out, and not being able to eat the foods you love? Snap-In dentures may be your solution!
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What Are Snap-In Dentures?

Snap-In dentures, also referred to as implant dentures, offer a notable improvement over conventional dentures that rely on messy and unreliable adhesives. By utilizing dental implants, these dentures securely “snap” into position, eliminating the common problems faced by denture-wearers like slippage, instability, irritation, and accidental dislodgment. Moreover, they allow for effortless detachment and reattachment, enabling convenient denture cleaning and enabling you to relish your favorite foods without any worries!

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    Are Snap-In Dentures Right For Me?

    If you’re considering snap-in dentures as a solution for your dental needs, it’s important to determine whether you’re a good candidate. Snap-in dentures offer a range of benefits and can address various problems, but they may not be suitable for everyone. Here’s what you need to know:

    How to Determine If You Are a Good Candidate:

    • Existing Denture Problems: If you currently have traditional dentures that slip, cause pain, or require frequent adjustments, snap-in dentures might be a better solution for you.
    • Oral Hygiene: Good candidates for snap-in dentures maintain good oral hygiene practices to ensure the longevity of their dental implants and overall oral health.
    • Lifestyle Considerations: If you lead an active lifestyle or desire a more stable and comfortable dental solution, snap-in dentures can offer significant improvements in quality of life such as restoring speech and mealtime functionality.

    Snap-in dentures have the power to address the common issues faced by traditional denture wearers. Enjoy the unparalleled stability that eliminates slips and shifts, allowing you to live confidently. Rediscover the comfort you deserve with dentures that reduce gum irritation and sores by floating above the gums. Broaden your diet with enhanced chewing ability, welcoming back your favorite foods without hesitation. Lastly, speak with newfound clarity and confidence, as snap-in dentures stay securely in place, letting you express yourself without fear.

     

     

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    What to Expect: Your Journey to Snap-In Dentures

    Consultation & Exam

    Your journey begins with a detailed consultation and oral health assessment with our dental professionals. Expect a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and jaw to evaluate if snap-in dentures are the right choice for you. This step may include X-rays or 3D scans to assess your jawbone health and discuss your aesthetic and functional needs.

    Dental Implant Placement

    If you’re a suitable candidate, the next step involves placing dental implants into your jawbone, serving as anchors for your new dentures. This surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort. Post-surgery, a healing period is required for the implants to integrate with the bone, ensuring a solid foundation.

    Fitting

    Once your mouth has healed and the implants are securely integrated, we’ll take impressions of your mouth to create dentures that fit perfectly. This phase focuses on ensuring your new teeth look natural and feel comfortable. You’ll have fittings to refine their fit and bite, leading to the final placement of your snap-in dentures.

    Aftercare

    Following the fitting of your new dentures, we’ll guide you through the aftercare process. This includes how to snap your dentures in and out, proper cleaning techniques, and scheduling follow-up visits to ensure your gums and implants remain healthy. With the right care, your new smile will provide comfort, functionality, and confidence for years to come.

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    to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

    Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

    The Cost Of Snap-In Dentures In Boulder

    The exact cost of Snap-In dentures will vary depending on your unique dental condition and requirements, including:

    • Whether or not you already have dental implants
    • Whether or not you already have dentures
    • The condition of your jawbone
    • How many (if any) dental implants you’ll require

    Considering these variables, you can expect to pay around $1,500 to $4,500+ for Snap-In Dentures.

    If you also require dental implants, expect to pay an additional $1,500 to $2,000 per implant. Many insurance plans cover dental implants. We recommend checking with your provider before committing to an implant procedure.

    Remember, no one can give you an accurate quote for a dental procedure without an examination. If you’re considering getting Snap-In dentures, you’ll first need to call or contact our Boulder Dental office to book your consultation. Or, simply book an appointment online!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Snap-in dentures, also known as implant-retained dentures, are a type of over-denture that is supported by and attached to implants in the jawbone. Unlike traditional dentures, they snap onto these implants for a secure fit, offering improved stability and comfort.

    The number of implants required can vary based on your individual needs and jawbone condition. Generally, a minimum of two implants are used for lower jaw dentures, while four or more can be used for upper jaw dentures.

    The procedure involves surgery under local anesthesia or sedation, which minimizes pain during the implant placement. Post-surgery, some discomfort may be experienced but can typically be managed with over-the-counter or prescribed pain relievers.

    Coverage can vary depending on your dental insurance plan. It is best to consult with your insurance provider to understand your coverage for implant-supported dentures.

    While you can sleep with them, it is generally recommended to remove snap-in dentures at night to allow your gums to rest and to maintain proper oral hygiene.

    Regular check-ups every 6 months are recommended to ensure the health of your implants, dentures, and overall oral health.

    Initially, you may be advised to eat softer foods. However, once fully accustomed, there are typically no significant dietary restrictions, though it is wise to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods to protect the dentures and implants.

    Yes, snap-in dentures can be designed for both the upper and lower jaws, depending on the patient’s needs and the health of their jawbone.

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