Stockbridge 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 which have special fittings which 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 family and friends 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 keep losing 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 part of the palate can be removed which exposes the roof of the mouth. This reduces or eliminates gagging caused by your dentures.

  • Increased comfort | Dental implants help decrease or remove the irritation caused by denture movement.

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While traditional dentures typically look great and are the most affordable way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of overall function, strength, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of conventional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Limited chewing power because of movement of the lower denture; typicalily only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks repeatedly pulls and pushes on the lower denture, making it unstable.
  • Speech | Talking can be difficult because of the movement of the lower denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around others, laugh loudly, and speak confidently due to fear of dentures getting loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they can rub and chafe the gums which can cause irritation and discomfort.
  • Poor nutrition | Again, because of reduced chewing power, patients 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 upper denture covers the roof of the mouth which provides suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many patients, the denture covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming the denture to reduce the gagging can cause a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help to improve all of these problems significantly.

Am I a Candidate?

Most people are candidates! We’ll just need to meet you for a brief consultation to say for certain. During the exam, we’ll perform a 3-dimensional scan of the jawbones, the doctor will perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will review your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will I Need?

  • Upper | An upper implant denture requires a minimum of 4 dental implants.
  • Lower | A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 often deliver a substantial 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 Stockbridge and also provides the best end result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from start to finish along with an experienced in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together many, many times.

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 being able to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more available 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 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 are needed?

The upper implant denture will require at least 4 implants. A lower implant denture will need at least 2 implants. The more dental 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 just two.

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

Will I get to use my implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day they’re placed?

No, we must allow time for your implants to integrate with your 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 4 and 6 months before attaching to your implants.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

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

Can I be put to sleep for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. 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! They are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with stronger inserts if you prefer.

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

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread the dental implants out in order to remove a portion of the palate with a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, however 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 temperature sensitivity, creating 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 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 is after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, usually 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Typically once or twice each year. This will depend upon how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how frequently you remove and replace your dentures, and many other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will 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? Do they need to be removed?

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of many patients. They are not harmful, however, they can prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so the doctor will often recommend having them removed.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

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

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

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

An old home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. This 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 dental implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we do not know 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 use zirconia implants at this time.

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food under 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 my procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait a week or two. Since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will 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 this procedure?

No, this is not just a procedure for the elderly. It is very common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. 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 hugely beneficial for your emotional health. Again, needing 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 prosthetic teeth attached, will I know how to use them immediately?

Just as you would need practice to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to get used to your new replacement teeth. That being said, since they are attached using implants, the dentures will be quite a bit easier to get used to than traditional dentures.

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

This will also take some time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” can 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 still rock?

Some people might experience a slight amount of rocking with their dentures. For patients with two bottom implants, these must 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 convenient. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in place.

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 | Periodically you’ll need to replace 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 affordable to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants cleaned periodically. All buildup on the implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so your dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make certain 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 per day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, don’t forget to clean your 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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