Reno 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 your doctor places.

Anchoring the dentures with dental implants lets you:

 

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

  • Speak confidently | Speak in front of crowds or with family and friends with the confidence of knowing your teeth are securely snapped 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.

  • Receive better nutrition | Chew up food better.

  • Minimize bone loss | While some people may continue to lose bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants stimulate the jaw which encourages the body to continue to produce new bone.

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

  • Improved comfort | Dental implants help reduce or eliminate 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 lets you taste your food better.

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

While traditional dentures often look nice and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of overall function, stability, and chewing ability.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Limited chewing power due to movement of the bottom denture; typically only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks repeatedly pushes and pulls on the lower denture, keeping it unstable.
  • Speech | Talking can be difficult due to the movement of the lower denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by being unable to eat around others, laugh loudly, and converse confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since conventional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing discomfort and irritation.
  • Poor nutrition | Again, due to reduced chewing ability, some may have difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | After a patient’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 Traditional top denture covers the roof of the mouth to provide suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the portion covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming this portion to reduce this problem can cause a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are candidates! We’ll just need to meet you for a quick consultation to say for certain. At the appointment, we’ll take a 3-dimensional scan of your 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 | An upper implant denture will need a minimum of 4 implants.

  • Lower | A lower implant denture requires a minimum of 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically provide a significant improvement in strength and stability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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This pricing is the best in Reno while also providing the best final result. We can achieve this by having a highly 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 start to finish together more times than they can count.

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 a significant investment in yourself, and being able to break this investment down into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing companies to offer payment plans covering either all or part of the dental implant treatment.

Note: We do not accept any Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 120 months)

Interest-free up to 12 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 are needed?

An upper implant denture will need at least 4 dental implants. A lower implant denture will require at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more stable the denture will typically be. This is especially true for the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is generally 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 quite a while, are implants still an option?

In many cases, yes! Our doctor will simply need to see you for a free exam, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth 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 they’re placed?

Unfortunately no, we must allow enough time for the 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 four and six months before attaching to your implants.

Will I experience pain after the procedure?

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

Can I be put to sleep during the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! Implant dentures 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 out the dental implants 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's not always the case with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the ability to 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 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 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 implants.

How often will my implant inserts need to be changed?

Typically once or twice each year. This will depend on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, 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 can wear down 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? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that can develop in the mouth of some patients. Tori are harmless, 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 considers it a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Also, you will most likely 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 does not stop, please call the office.

A home remedy that still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the 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 get 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 used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, 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.

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

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food under it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Just take them out; 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. Since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to get used to speaking and eating 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 this procedure?

No, this is not only an option for the elderly. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial for your overall physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be extremely beneficial for your psychological health. Again, wanting 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 new teeth attached, will I know how to use them right away?

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. That being said, since these are attached using implants, the dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

Will I know how to speak with my new teeth immediately?

This will also take a little time, but with some practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. The letter 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 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 two lower implants, these must be placed in the front of your mouth making it possible for some rocking to happen. A dab of adhesive at the back on each side of the lower denture will usually take care of 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.

Can I remove implant dentures?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them extremely convenient. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), the gums, and implants; and snap them back in place.

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 | Periodically 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 fast and affordable to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on the implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | This takes just 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 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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