Snap-In Dentures Indianapolis

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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 with special fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants the doctor places.

Anchoring the dentures with dental implants lets you:

 

  • Eat more of your favorite foods | By stabilizing 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 friends and family with the confidence of knowing your denture is snapped securely 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.

  • Get better nutrition | Chew up food more thoroughly.

  • Reduce bone loss | While some people 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 part of the palate can be removed exposing the roof of the mouth. This can reduce or eliminate gagging caused by your dentures.

  • Increased comfort | Dental implants help diminish or eliminate the irritation caused by movement of the dentures.

  • Taste your food better | Some patients with implants can have part of the top denture’s palate removed. This allows you to taste your food better.

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

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

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing ability | Limited chewing power due to movement of the lower denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks repeatedly pushes and pulls on the bottom denture, making it unstable.
  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult because of the movement of the bottom denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around others, laugh loudly, and converse 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 which can cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Low nutrition | Again, due to the loss of chewing ability, patients may have difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | Once a person’s teeth are removed, they typically 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 offering suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the portion covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming the denture to reduce this problem can cause a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

Most patients are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to know for sure. During this consultation, we’ll take a 3-dimensional scan of your jawbones, the doctor will perform a complete oral examination of your mouth, and they will review your medical history with you.

How Many Implants Will Be Needed?

  • Upper | An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants.
  • Lower | The lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 often provide a substantial improvement in retention and reliability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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This pricing is the best in Indiana and also provides the best end result. We can achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who does the full 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 a significant investment in yourself, and being able to break this investment down into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible 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 need at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more secure the denture will typically be. This is particularly true with the lower denture. Three or four implants in the lower is typically much better than 2.

How much do implant dentures cost?

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

I’ve had dentures for a long time, are implants still an option?

In most cases, yes! Our doctor will just need to see you for a free exam, during which we will perform 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 of the procedure?

No, we must allow enough time for your implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes the implants truly stable 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 there be pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any discomfort.

Can general anesthesia be used for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. The medication will help you relax and often makes it so you do not even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you once 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 even 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 the dental implants out 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 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 temperature sensitivity, making for a more natural experience. For those patients with a strong gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.

When can I have the palate (middle part that covers the roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

If you are a candidate for a palate-less denture, it will be removed from your final denture. This will happen after healing and osseointegration are complete and we are ready to attach to your implants, typically 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How frequently will my implant inserts require changing?

Typically once or twice each year. This will depend on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how many times you take your dentures in and out, and multiple other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out 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 develop in the mouth of some patients. They are harmless, however, they can 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 body considers it a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should stop within two to three days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 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 small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A classic home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently offer 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 the market, 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 use zirconia implants at this time.

Can food get stuck beneath my implant denture(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food under it. The great 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 to recover after the procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait a week or two. As there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to get used to eating and speaking with your new teeth; the more time 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 just an option for the elderly. It is very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be very helpful for your general physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely beneficial for your emotional health. Again, needing 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 in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, you will need practice and patience to become used to your new prosthetic teeth. That being said, since they are attached with implants, the dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

Will I be able to speak with my replacement teeth right away?

This will also take some time, but with some practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. S’s will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" can help you get used to the new teeth. Sometimes, patients may have a slight long-term lisp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures move?

Some people might experience a slight amount of rocking with their dentures. For patients who have 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 bottom 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 very easy. 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 | From time to time 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 fast and inexpensive to have changed out.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. All buildup on your implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so your dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make certain that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It only takes a few minutes a day. Take your dentures out 1-2 times each day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, remember to clean your 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 week 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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