Snap-In Dentures Idaho Falls

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

Anchoring the dentures with implants lets you:

 

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

  • 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.

  • Laugh and smile 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 better.

  • Minimize bone loss | While some people may continue to lose bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants provide stimulation down into the jaw which encourages the body to continue producing bone.

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

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

  • Taste your food better | Some patients with dental implants can have part of their upper denture’s palate removed. This lets you taste your food better.

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

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

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Reduced chewing power | Very little chewing power due to movement of the bottom denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of the tongue and cheeks continually pushes and pulls on the lower denture, keeping it unstable.
  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to the movement of the lower denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around other people, laugh loudly, and speak confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since traditional dentures, especially lowers, often shift around, they can rub and chafe the gums which can cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Low nutrition | Again, because of reduced chewing ability, some may have difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly 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 Traditional upper denture covers the roof of the mouth offering suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many patients, the piece covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming the denture to reduce this problem leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Am I a Candidate?

Most people are great candidates! We’ll just need to meet you for a brief consultation to say for certain. At the exam, we’ll perform a 3D scan of the jawbones, the doctor will perform a complete oral exam of your mouth, and they will review your medical history with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will Be Needed?

  • Upper | The upper implant denture will need a minimum of 4 dental implants.
  • Lower | A lower implant denture requires a minimum of 2 implants, although 3 or 4 often provide a significant improvement in retention and reliability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

How Much Do Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost?

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This pricing is the best in Idaho Falls and also provides the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who does the entire procedure from beginning to end along with an experienced in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.

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 Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and having the option to divide this investment into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to provide payment plans covering either all or part of your dental implant procedure.

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 need 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 usually be. This is especially 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 have had dentures for quite a while, can I still get implants?

In many cases, yes! Our team will simply 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 be able to use the implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day they’re placed?

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

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will be different, you can expect some soreness 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 relieve any discomfort.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Our practice does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember the 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 your procedure, someone who can drive you after 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! Implant dentures are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with even stronger inserts if you would like.

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 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 sense of taste for many patients, and often increases temperature sensitivity, creating a more natural experience. For those patients with a strong gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture may also help provide relief.

When can I 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 is after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your dental implants.

How frequently will my implant inserts need to be changed?

Usually 1 to 2 times per year. This will depend upon how many implants you have, the strength of your bite, how frequently you remove and replace your dentures, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will wear down the 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? Do they need to be removed?

Tori are bony knots that 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 completely normal when you first have a prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave our clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you might 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 much more. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

An old home remedy which still works really well to help clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. 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 needed.

Do you offer this procedure 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 the market, so we do not know what their viability will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not use zirconia implants at this time.

Will food get stuck under my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic will get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is they are incredibly easy to clean. Just remove them; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after the procedure?

Each patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait up to two weeks. Since there is always a 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 patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial for your general physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely beneficial for your emotional 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 new teeth attached, will I know how to use them right away?

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

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" can help you get used to the new teeth. In some cases, patients might have a slight long-term lisp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some people may experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant 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 small amount 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.

Can I remove implant dentures?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them extremely easy. Simply 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 in maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Occasionally 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 quick and inexpensive to have changed out.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have the implants cleaned periodically. All buildup on your implants will be removed and the dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so your dentures will need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and make certain that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on your implants.
  • Home maintenance | It 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 also.

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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