Cincinnati 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 specialiazed fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants your doctor places.

Anchoring your dentures with implants allows you to:

 

  • Eat more of your favorite foods | By stabilizing your denture with dental implants, patients are able to chew with much more power and confidence.

  • Speak confidently | Speak in front of crowds or amongst family and friends with the confidence of knowing your denture is snapped securely on to your implants.

  • Smile and laugh without worrying that your dentures will fall out.

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

  • Get better nutrition | Chew up food more thoroughly.

  • Reduce bone loss | While a person may keep losing bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants stimulate the jaw which encourages the body to continue producing bone.

  • Eliminate or reduce gagging | In some cases a portion of the palate can be removed which exposes the roof of the mouth. This can reduce or eliminate gagging often caused by dentures.

  • Improved comfort | Dental implants help decrease or eliminate the irritation caused by movement of the dentures.

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While traditional dentures often look great 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 ability.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Limited chewing power because of movement of the bottom denture; typicalily only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks continually pushes and pulls on the lower denture, making it unstable.
  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to 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 becoming loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since conventional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they can rub and chafe the gums which can cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Low nutrition | Again, due to reduced chewing power, patients may find difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | Once a person’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 to provide suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many patients, the denture covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming this portion to reduce the gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

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

How Many Dental Implants Will Be Needed?

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

  • Lower | The lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically deliver a substantial improvement in strength and reliability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

How Much Do Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost?

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Our pricing is the best in Cincinnati while also providing the best end result. We are able to accomplish 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. Our team has performed this procedure from beginning to end together more times than they can count.

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 Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment 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 provide payment plans covering either all or part of the dental implant treatment.

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 requires at least 4 dental implants. The lower implant denture will require at least 2 implants. The more dental implants you have, the more secure your denture will generally be. This is particularly true with the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is generally much better than only 2.

How much do implant dentures cost?

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

I have had dentures for a long time, am I still eligible for implants?

In many cases, yes! Our doctor will simply need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

Will I get to use the implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

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

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

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

Can general anesthesia be used during my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. If you choose this, we write you a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for your procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken the 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 this type of denture?

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread the dental implants out in order to remove a portion of the palate in a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, however that isn't 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 often increases hot and cold sensitivity, creating a more natural experience. For those patients with a severe gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.

When will I be able to 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 your final denture. This is after healing and osseointegration are complete and we are ready to attach to your implants, usually 4-6 months after placement of your dental implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually 1 to 2 times per year. This will depend upon the number of implants you have, the strength of your bite, how many times you remove and replace your dentures, and multiple other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will wear down 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 can develop in the mouth of many patients. Tori 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 totally normal when you first have the prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within two to three days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave the office, 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 small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags 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 you need.

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

We do not currently provide 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 the market, so we do not know what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, and predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Will food get stuck beneath my implant denture(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are 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 the procedure?

Every patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait up to two weeks. Since there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used to eating and speaking 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 just a procedure for the elderly. It is very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely helpful for your overall physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be very helpful for your emotional health. Again, needing to replace teeth early 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 right away?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to get used to your new prosthetic teeth. With that being said, since they are attached with implants, your dentures will be quite a bit easier to get used to than regular 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. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" can help you get used to the new teeth. In some cases, patients might have a slight long-term listp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some people may experience very slight rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with two bottom implants, these must be placed in the front of your mouth making it possible for some rocking to happen. A small amount of adhesive at the back on both sides of the bottom denture will usually correct 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 extremely convenient. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; then snap them back in.

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 with maintenance of implant dentures?

  • Snaps | From time to time you’ll need to change out the snap rings in the implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time as you take your teeth in and out. They’re fast and affordable to have changed out.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have the implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and the dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures will need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make sure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It only takes 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, remember to clean the 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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