Atlanta 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

 

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

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

  • Smile and laugh 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.

  • 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 to produce new 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.

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

  • Taste your food better | Some patients with implants can have a portion of the upper 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 cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of functionality, stability, and chewing ability.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing ability | Very little chewing power because of movement of the lower denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks repeatedly pushes and pulls on the bottom denture, making it unstable.
  • Speech | Talking can be difficult because of the movement of the bottom denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around others, laugh loudly, and speak confidently due to fear of dentures getting loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since conventional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing irritation and discomfort.
  • Inadequate nutrition | Again, due to the loss of chewing ability, some may find difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | After a person’s teeth are removed, they often 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 problem can cause a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help to improve all of these problems greatly.

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are great candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to know for certain. At this exam, we’ll take a 3D scan of the jawbones, the doctor will perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history with you.

How Many Implants Will Be Needed?

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

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

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 Peachtree while also providing the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who does the complete procedure from beginning to end 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 obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing companies to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of your 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?

An upper implant denture will require at least 4 dental implants. A 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 for the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is typically much better than just two.

How much do implant dentures cost?

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

I’ve had dentures for quite a while, can I still get implants?

In most cases, yes! Our team 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 be able to use my implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

Unfortunately no, we need to 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 usually wait between 4 and 6 months before securing to your dental implants.

Will I experience pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the next 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 the 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 to relax you and often makes it so you do not even remember your procedure. For this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you once you have taken the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking this medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! They are much more secure than dentures alone, and our team is 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 in 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 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 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 the denture. This will happen 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 the implant inserts require changing?

Usually 1 to 2 times each year. This often depends on the number of implants you have, the strength of your bite, how often you remove and replace your dentures, and many other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear down 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? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that can develop in the mouth of many patients. They are not harmful, however, they might prevent your denture(s) from fitting properly, 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 mouth senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the office, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Also, you can expect to notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like much more. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A classic home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea 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 needed.

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

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

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth can get some amount of food under it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Simply remove them; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

How long should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait a week or two. As there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll 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 only a procedure for seniors. It is very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial for your overall physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely helpful for your psychological health. Again, needing to replace teeth earlier 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 implant teeth attached, will I know how to use them immediately?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to become used to your new prosthetic teeth. That being said, since these are attached using implants, your dentures will be quite a bit easier to get used to than traditional dentures.

Will I know how to talk with my new teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with some practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" will help you get used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight lisp long term with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some patients may experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with two lower implants, these will need to be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to happen. A dab of adhesive at the back on each side 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; 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 in maintenance of implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Periodically 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 affordable to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. All buildup on the implants will be removed and your 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 make sure that unnecessary stress isn’t being applied to your implants.
  • Home maintenance | This takes just a few minutes a day. Remove your dentures 1-2 times per day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, don’t forget to clean the implants. Scrub these with a very soft dental brush as well.

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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