If you are experiencing tooth loss for any reason, including trauma or tooth decay leading to extraction, it may cause you to be hesitant about showing off beautiful pearly whites. implant supported dentures, also known as snap-in dentures, might just be a great option for you to consider to get back to a place of increased self-confidence again regarding your smile. A dentist in Alexandria, VA can guide you in deciding if implant supported dentures would be the right treatment decision for you.
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Traditional dentures tend to slip out occasionally, often at the most inconvenient times, but snap-in dentures are a new innovative way to keep your dentures in place on a regular basis. Dental screws are used as the basis of dental implants to position them in the jawbone to anchor them securely. Up to 10 implants can be inserted at a time.
An overdenture can be permanently placed or removed for cleaning purposes. One deciding factor if you should get implant dentures would be if your insurance will cover the cost for them or not. A dentist will give you an estimate before you have the implant supported dentures done.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Snap-In Dentures
There are several pros and cons of snap-in, or implant supported, dentures.
Advantages may include:
- More stability
- Sticky and hard foods are easier to eat
- More comfortable wearing
- More natural look
- Decrease in bone loss
- Implant surgery is required
- More costly than conventional dentures
- Wear and tear over time
- A bone graft may be needed to support the implant
Interested in Learning More?
Implant supported dentures are a great way to achieve that fabulous smile that you were missing due to missing or broken teeth. Ready to get started? Contact our doctors, Dr. A. Garrett Gouldin, Dr. Francisco T. Carlos, and Dr. Vishal Gohel, in our office by Alexandria, VA to schedule your consultation today!
What You Need to Know About Snap-In Dentures?, Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/snap-in-dentures