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Denture Types

Snap-On Dentures vs. Dental Implants | Which Option is Better?

There is a direct correlation between your oral health and the overall health of your body. As the mouth is a gateway to the body, even a minor infection in the mouth can lead to a more severe infection in other parts of the body. This is why it is important to start taking better care of your oral health. A great way to start this is by replacing your missing teeth with snap-on dentures or dental implants. Both of these tooth replacement options have their own benefits, so we want to help you make the right choice for your situation.

How They Work

Snap-on dentures are designed to replace a full set of teeth. They provide more benefits than traditional dentures because they are firmly attached to the gums using a few dental screws. This prevents them from moving or shifting throughout the day. The improved fit of snap-on dentures lets you live a life without constantly worrying about your teeth.

Dental implants are primarily designed to replace only one missing tooth. An implant is placed in the jawbone in the spot of the missing tooth. After the bone has properly healed, an artificial tooth is attached to the implant. This implanted tooth will look and feel exactly like the rest of your natural teeth. A larger implant can also be done if you are missing several teeth.

Eating Food

You can return to eating your favorite foods whether you get snap-on dentures or dental implants. Since they are attached to multiple screws in the jaw, snap-on dentures provide the same eating strength as regular teeth. You won't have to worry about them adjusting position in the mouth as you chew something hard. Snap-on dentures have a plate that covers the roof of your mouth, which may affect the taste of some foods.

The material used to make dental implants is just as strong as your natural teeth. You may actually notice an increase in your bite strength because the embedded implant screw provides more stability than a tooth's natural root.

Affect on Appearance

One of the biggest benefits of tooth replacement is the vast improvement in your appearance. You'll get to enjoy a huge self-confidence boost whether you get snap-on dentures or dental implants. You also will not have to worry about your profile changing due to bone loss because both tooth replacement options use implanted screws to stimulate the jawbone. While snap-on dentures look almost identical to real teeth, dental implants may give you a slightly more natural smile.

Call Us Today

Don’t wait any longer to fix your smile. Contact us at Smiles by Hay as soon as possible to schedule your appointment. We will take a look at your mouth, ask you some questions and discuss your options. This will let us determine if you are better off with snap-on dentures or dental implants.