Are you in the market to restore your beautiful smile with a set of pearly whites? Dental implants are a great option that allows you to do just that! Our latest blog covers two common dental implants, Snap-in Dentures vs. All-on-4 Dental Implants.
What are Snap-in Dentures?
Snap-in Dentures look and feel like traditional dentures, but without the fear of moving out of place. Snap-in Dentures enable users to preserve their jawbone, eat better, have peace of mind knowing their dentures won’t slip off at any time, and give them are more natural smile. Conventional dentures are held with suction or glue, while Snap-in Dentures are secured with implants surgically placed in your jawbone. The implants resemble small metal screws and allow your dentures to snap on and off easily. Your dentist may place 2-10 implants in your mouth depending on your needs, and the healing time is anywhere between 2-6 months.
What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 Dental Implants are similar to snap-in dentures in that they require minimal surgery and offer a secure and natural smile. All-on-4 implants utilize four titanium implants to hold the replacement teeth in place permanently. Because the replacement teeth are permanently affixed, they are more secure than traditional dentures and Snap-in Dentures. The procedure allows you to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and the process can take anywhere from 4-6 months.
Unlike traditional dentures, Snap-in Dentures and All-on-4 Dental Implants do not come with any discomfort. Traditional dentures sit directly on top of your gum and are often ill-fitting. Snap-in and All-on-4 Dentures are affixed to the implants and are precisely fitted to each user eliminating any irritation.
All-on-4s follow the natural shape of your mouth, allowing for regular speech without any issues. Snap-in Dentures have an acrylic plate covering the roof of the mouth, which can alter the user’s speech. Often, users need to re-learn to talk with them, which can be a bit of a hassle.
Eating & Drinking
As previously mentioned, Snap-in Dentures and All-on-4 Dental Implants are precisely fitted to users. They provide stability when eating and drinking. Although both generally will not alter your sense of taste, keep in mind that the acrylic plates in snap-in dentures may inhibit your taste buds.
Like traditional dentures, Snap-in Dentures will need to be removed daily to be cleaned. A soft-bristled toothbrush, mild soap, or non-abrasive toothpaste will do the trick. All-on-4 Dental Implants should be brushed and flossed twice a day like natural teeth. Regular visits to your dentist are essential to ensure that your implants are in top shape.
The scope of the procedure and the costs entirely depend on your needs. But generally, Snap-in Dentures are more affordable than All-on 4 Dental Implants.
Snap-in Dentures vs. All-on-4: Which is Better?
Now that you know a little more about Snap-in Dentures vs. All-on-4 Dental Implants, consider scheduling a consultation to see which one is right for you. To schedule a consultation call (707) 553-8008 or click here.