Your Initial Guide To Snap In Dentures

Dentures have been a reliable solution for missing teeth for many years now. However, there have been some issues regarding their slipping and limitations in what you can eat. However, with recent advancements, dental technologies have introduced snap in dentures, an innovation that provides exceptional stability that can boost your confidence. So, use dentures with no more worries!

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    How Do Snap In Dentures Work?

    You must have the idea that conventional dentures normally sit on the gum line with denture adhesives to keep them from moving. Snap in dentures, as the name suggests, are snap-fit onto implants.

    You can consider them as posts that support the dentures to stay in its place. Sometimes, these posts (implants) also have a metal plate along the gum line.

    Their presence binds the dentures magnetically to the plate so that they are secure in one place. Snap-in dentures can stay in place, while being easy to remove at the same time.

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    How Long Do Snap In Dentures Last?

    Fortunately, you can expect snap in dentures to last as long as 5 to 7 years with proper care and regular dental checkups (maintenance). However, their longevity is influenced by certain factors that affect their durability and functionality with time.

    Factors Affecting Lifespan

    Multiple factors come into play:

    1. Quality of Chosen Materials: The materials used in manufacturing your snap-in dentures significantly impact their lifespan. High-grade materials are more durable and resistant to everyday wear and tear.
    2. Oral Hygiene and Habits: You need to follow good oral hygiene practices like regular brushing and flossing for the health of the gums. Poor regime leads to complications that may affect the longevity of snap-in dentures.
    3. Diet and Habits: A healthy diet and lifestyle, such as avoiding hard or sticky foods, not using teeth as tools, and a good cleaning regime, can help preserve the integrity of your snap-in dentures.
    4. Bone Health: The health and density of your jawbone play a crucial role in its stability and longevity.

    Advantages Of Choosing Snap In Dentures

    1. Improved Stability and Chewing Ability
      Snap-in dentures are more stable and secure compared to traditional counterparts as they attach to dental implants. This increased stability enhances chewing function and allows you to have a diverse diet, as you do not have to worry about them slipping away or dislodging.
    2. Enhanced Comfort and Fit
      These dentures fit comfortably against your gums for a natural feel. The implant-supported design reduces friction sling with irritation on the gums that can occur with removable dentures.
    3. Positive Impact On Jawbone Health
      Since snap-in dentures attach themselves to implants, they help preserve the health and density of your jawbone. Traditional dentures may cause bone loss over time, but the implants used with snap-in dentures stimulate the bone and prevent deterioration.
    4. Improved Aesthetic Appeal and Self-Confidence
      Snap-in dentures look more natural and aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional ones because of the improved facial structure they provide.
    5. Easier To Maintain
      While snap-in dentures may need daily cleaning, they are easier to maintain because of no adhesives or creams, and the dentures can be removed for thorough cleaning.

    Closing Note

    While the initial cost may be higher, the long-term benefits can make them a worthwhile investment for many. If you want to learn more about the snap in dentures, get in touch with Dr. Sharath Chandra V Chedella, a FRCD(C) Board-certified Prosthodontist from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, at Epic Dental Specialist by dialing (709) 754 4895.

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