Looking for a solution for missing teeth? Ask Dr. Brandon Wilcox or Dr. John P. Poovey about Snap-On dentures! This innovative implant-supported solution can give you back a beautiful, strong smile as well as improve your oral health and quality of life.

What Are Snap-On Dentures?

Snap-on dentures are a type of overdenture that attaches to and is supported by implants in the jawbone, different from traditional dentures that rest on the gums. Unlike conventional dentures, which may slip or cause discomfort, snap-on dentures clip onto attachments on the implants, offering a secure and stable fit. They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping, making them a convenient and flexible option for individuals looking to improve their dental health and quality of life.

The Snap-On Denture Process

The process of getting snap-on dentures typically involves several steps:

  • Initial Consultation: Our skilled dentists will assess your oral health, bone density and suitability for implants. This may involve X-rays or CT scans to get a detailed view of the jaw.
  • Implant Surgery: Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia. The number of implants varies depending on your needs and the type of snap-on denture.
  • Healing Period: A healing period (usually a few months) allows the implants to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration.
  • Denture Fabrication: While the implants heal, dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and match the natural color of your gums and teeth.
  • Attachment and Adjustment: Once healed, the dentures are snapped onto the implants. Adjustments may be made to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

Benefits of Snap-On Dentures

Snap-on dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures, including:

  • Improved Stability and Comfort: The secure fit reduces slipping and movement, enhancing comfort and making eating and speaking easier.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: Implant-supported dentures stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss that often occurs with traditional dentures.
  • Better Oral Health: Because they can be removed, it is easier to maintain good oral hygiene, reducing the risk of gum disease.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Many users report a significant improvement in their quality of life, including increased confidence and the ability to enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  • Longevity: With proper care, snap-on dentures and their supporting implants can last many years, making them a cost-effective solution in the long term.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Snap-on dentures can be removed to clean the appliance or while you sleep.

Schedule Your Consultation

To schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about snap-on dentures in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, call JP Dental & Implant Center today and speak with a member of our team.