Orlando 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 which allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants the doctor places.

Anchoring the dentures with implants allows you to:

 

  • Enjoy 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 friends and family with the confidence of knowing your teeth are 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 rubbing and chafing.

  • Get better nutrition | Chew up food more thoroughly.

  • Reduce bone loss | While some people may keep losing bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants provide stimulation down into the jaw which encourages the body to continue to produce bone.

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

  • Improved comfort | Dental implants help reduce or eliminate the irritation caused by denture movement.

  • 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. Traditional Dentures

While traditional dentures typically look great and are the most affordable way to replace missing or bad teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of overall function, strength, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of conventional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Reduced chewing ability | Limited chewing power due to movement of the lower denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks continually pulls and pushes on the lower denture, making it unstable.

  • Speech | Talking can be difficult due to the movement of the lower denture.

  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around others, laugh loudly, and speak confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.

  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing discomfort and irritation.

  • Poor nutrition | Again, due to the loss of chewing ability, patients may have 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 Traditional top 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 the gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

Most people are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a brief consultation to know for certain. At 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 in detail with you.

How Many Implants Will Be Needed?

  • Upper | The upper implant denture will need at least 4 dental implants.

  • Lower | A lower implant denture will need at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically provide a significant improvement in retention and reliability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Orlando and also provides the best end result. We can accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the complete 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 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 smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover 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?

An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants. The lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants. The more implants you have, the more stable your denture will typically be. This is particularly true with the lower denture. Three or four implants in the lower is typically much better than two.

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 most cases, yes! We’ll simply need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will perform a 3D CBCT scan of your jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

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

Unfortunately no, we must allow time for the implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes your implants truly secure and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We typically wait between 4 and 6 months before attaching to your implants.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

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

Can general anesthesia be used during my procedure?

Our practice does 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. If you choose this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. 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 would like.

Can I remove the palate (roof of mouth) of the denture?

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread the dental implants out in order 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 an option with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the sense of taste for many patients, and also increases temperature sensitivity, creating a more natural experience. For those patients with a strong gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.

When can I have the palate (middle 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 finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How frequently will my implant inserts need to be changed?

Typically once or twice per year. This will depend on the number of implants you have, how strong your bite is, how often you remove and replace your dentures, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will wear out your 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 some patients. Tori are harmless, 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 completely 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. This increased salivation should subside within two to three days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. In addition, 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 our office.

An old home remedy which still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

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

We do not currently use 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 viability will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not use zirconia implants at this time.

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is they are incredibly easy to clean. Just remove them; 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?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait a week or two. As there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to get used to eating and speaking with the 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 an option for seniors. It is quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely helpful for your general physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely beneficial for your psychological health. Again, needing to replace teeth early 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 implant teeth attached, will I know how to use them immediately?

Just as you would need practice to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to get used to your new prosthetic 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 be able to speak with my replacement teeth immediately?

Again, this will take a little time, but with some practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” will help you get used to your new teeth. Sometimes, patients may have a slight long-term lisp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures move?

Some patients may experience a slight amount of rocking with their dentures. For patients with 2 lower implants, these must be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to happen. A small amount of adhesive at the back on both sides of the lower 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 easy. Simply take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and 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 maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Occasionally you’ll need to change out 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 changed out.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have the implants 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 your dentures will need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure 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 each 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 also.

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 out 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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