Sarasota 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 with special fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants the doctor places.

Anchoring the dentures with implants allows you to:

 

  • Eat 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 with family and friends with the confidence of knowing your denture is securely snapped on to your implants.

  • Laugh and smile without worry of your dentures falling out.

  • Live more comfortably | Dentures not moving as much, less rubbing and chafing.

  • Get better nutrition | Chew up food more thoroughly.

  • Minimize bone loss | While some people may keep losing bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants stimulate the jaw which encourages the body to continue producing new bone.

  • Reduce or eliminate gagging | In some cases part of the palate can be removed which exposes the roof of the mouth. This can reduce or eliminate gagging caused by your dentures.

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

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While conventional dentures often look nice and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they often leave a lot to be desired in terms of overall function, stability, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Reduced chewing ability | Limited chewing power due to movement of the bottom denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks repeatedly pulls and pushes on the lower denture, keeping it unstable.
  • Speech | Talking can be difficult because of the movement of the bottom denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by being unable to eat around other people, laugh loudly, and converse confidently due to fear of dentures getting loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they tend to rub and chafe the gums causing irritation and discomfort.
  • Inadequate nutrition | Again, because of the loss of chewing power, some may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | Once a patient’s teeth are removed, they typically 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 Traditional upper denture covers the roof of the mouth offering suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the portion covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming this portion to reduce this problem leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help to remedy each of these issues greatly.

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

Most people are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to say for sure. During this consultation, we’ll take a 3D scan of the jawbones, the doctor will also perform an oral exam of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history with you.

How Many Implants Will I Need?

  • Upper | The upper implant denture will need a minimum of 4 dental implants.

  • Lower | The lower implant denture requires a minimum of 2 implants, although 3 or 4 often deliver a substantial improvement in strength and stability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Sarasota while also offering the best end result. We are able to achieve this by having an extensively trained dentist who does the complete procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained 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 an important investment in yourself, and having the option to divide this investment into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing companies to provide payment plans covering either all or part of the 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 will I need?

The upper implant denture will require at least 4 implants. A lower implant denture will require at least 2 implants. The more implants you have, the more stable the denture will typically be. This is certainly true with the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is usually much better than 2.

How much do implant dentures cost?

For pricing information on snap-in implant dentures click here!

I’ve had dentures for quite a while, are implants still an option?

In many cases, yes! Our team will simply need to see you for a free consultation, 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 of the procedure?

Unfortunately no, we must allow time for your implants to integrate with the bone. This is what makes the implants truly secure and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We typically wait between four and six months before attaching to your dental implants.

Will I experience pain after the procedure?

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

Can I be put to sleep during my procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: A driver is REQUIRED for your procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation medication. 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 out the dental implants to be able 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, but that's not always the case with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the sense of taste for many patients, and also increases hot and cold 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 will happen after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, usually 4-6 months after placement of your dental implants.

How often will the implant inserts require changing?

Typically 1 to 2 times per year. This will depend on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how frequently you take your dentures in and out, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will wear out your inserts significantly 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 your doctor will often recommend having them removed.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is totally normal when you first have a prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body considers it a foreign object and attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Also, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call the office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard 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 get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, 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 offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can food get lodged beneath my implant denture(s)?

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food beneath it. The great thing about implant dentures is they are incredibly easy to clean. Simply take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

How much time should I take off work to recover after my procedure?

Every patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait up to two weeks. As there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to get used to speaking and eating with your 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 snap-in dentures?

No, this is not only an option for the elderly. It is very common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial for your general physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be very beneficial for your psychological health. Again, needing to replace teeth earlier in life is not rare.

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, you will need patience and practice to get used to your new replacement teeth. With that being said, since they are attached using implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than traditional dentures.

Will I know how to speak with my replacement teeth right away?

This will also take some time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. S’s will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" will help you get used to the new teeth. Sometimes, patients might have a slight long-term listp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures move?

Some patients might experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant 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 lower 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.

Are implant dentures removable?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very convenient. Simply 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 maintenance of implant dentures?

  • Snaps | From time to time you’ll need to replace the snap rings in your implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time as you take your teeth in and out. They’re quick and inexpensive to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have the implants cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make sure that unnecessary stress isn’t being applied to your implants.
  • Home maintenance | It takes just a few minutes a day. Take your dentures out 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 our 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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