How Are Snap-In Dentures Different from Traditional Dentures?

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When restoring your smile, there are several options available to patients to replace missing teeth. Those options tend to shrink when a patient is missing several or all of their teeth. Dentures are a great solution to this. There are two types of dentures available to patients: Traditional and snap-ins.

Traditional Dentures

This is the type of denture most commonly known. Traditional dentures use a mold of your mouth held in place either with suction or an oral adhesive. This type of denture can come loose while eating, talking, drinking, or engaging in activities that place pressure on the mouth.

Many may experience anxiety with this type of denture because they tend to fall out at embarrassing and inopportune moments. Traditional dentures must also be cleaned thoroughly and regularly, like your natural teeth.

When this type of denture is loose or improperly fits into your mouth, it can rub against your gum line, causing damage. If you experience any discomfort, it’s important to talk with your dentist to ensure the dentures fit and function properly.

Snap-In Dentures

Also known as implant-supported dentures, snap-in dentures rest on the gum line but are supported by metal posts surgically implanted into the jawbone. The dentures magnetically attach to these posts, allowing patients to insert or remove the dentures at will. These dentures also require regular, thorough cleaning like your natural teeth.

Snap-in dentures were created to address the issue of dentures falling out at inopportune times. Patients seeking this type of denture need to have bone healthy and strong enough to support the implants.

Traditional & Snap-In Dentures in Elgin & Schaumburg, Illinois!

If you need dentures and are looking for experienced service from a professional team, call High Point Dentistry today to schedule your appointment!

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