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How to Properly Care For Snap-In Dentures

Snap-in Dentures are a cutting edge solution to replace missing teeth. They combine the advantages of traditional dentures with dental implants to provide an effective and durable removable tooth replacement option. They allow patients to enjoy the benefits of increased stability, improved chewing function and better esthetics for a lifetime.

Unlike conventional dentures which rely on adhesives to stay in place, Snap-in Dentures utilize dental implant anchors for support and remain firmly in place without the need for additional maintenance or adjustment. These anchors are surgically inserted into the jawbone under oral sedation and once healed, snap on to the denture.

With a secure fit and the appearance of natural teeth, these dentures can transform your smile. However, it is important to take the time to properly care for these appliances to ensure their longevity and effectiveness. It is important to follow daily cleaning routines and periodic professional maintenance for the best results.

Like most removable dentures, snapped-in dentures should be brushed regularly to remove plaque and food debris. Non-abrasive cleaners and a brush designed specifically for cleaning removable dentures should be used. These devices should also be kept away from harmful products such as whitening toothpaste and bleach-based products that may damage the appliance. Additionally, they should be stored in a denture box filled with water to prevent dryness and help maintain the integrity of the plastic.

These types of appliances can be a little more expensive than traditional dentures. However, they offer a more permanent and secure solution to tooth loss and can help reduce the risk of further bone deterioration. They are a viable option for patients who are not ready to commit to invasive dental procedures or do not have insurance coverage.

Many people who have worn traditional dentures often experience discomfort and soreness in the gums as a result of the friction that can occur when the appliances shift. Because snap-in dentures do not shift, they provide a more comfortable fit and are less bulky than traditional appliances. Additionally, they allow for the full use of the natural bite and can prevent bone deterioration in the area of the missing tooth.

A major disadvantage of traditional dentures is that they can affect the quality of your speech as you talk. The acrylic plate that covers the roof of your mouth can cause slurring and sounding different when you speak. Snap-in dentures provide greater stability, allowing you to speak normally and clearly.

These innovative devices are a fantastic alternative to traditional dentures and can be an excellent choice for those looking to get back their confidence, stability and ability to chew, speak and smile. It is important to discuss the pros and cons of these appliances with a knowledgeable dentist before making a decision. A consultation with a Prosthodontist who is experienced in placing dental implants and designing custom-fitted dentures can help ensure the best possible results for you. If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of snap-in dentures, schedule a consultation with Rockville Dental Arts today.