Snap and Go Dentures
If you’re a denture wearer, you can kick your old-style dentures to the curb for good! Snap and Go dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are designed to literally snap onto four to six implants placed in the gums along with easily and affordably serviced attachments embedded in the smaller, sleeker Snap and Go™ denture.
The American College of Prosthodontists reports that as many as 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth, while another 36 million have lost all their teeth. If you’re considering dentures to replace missing or failing teeth, Snap and Go dentures are worth looking into.
How Snap and Go Dentures Work
Where traditional dentures rest on top of the gum line, Snap and Go dentures stay securely in place and are supported by dental implants. These implants act like posts, surgically placed into the jaw at specific areas to support the dentures, which are literally “snapped” into place using the posts. The Snap and Go dentures are removable, where as dental implants are permanently secure, rooted into your jaw just as your natural teeth would be.
The point of Snap and Go dentures is they allow for intentional, not accidental, removability. You want to remove your dentures easily at the right time, not have them fall out easily at the wrong time.
Advantages of Snap and Go Dentures
Traditional dentures don’t put a lot of pressure on the jawbone, which lessens the force exerted while biting food. That can reduce your ability to chew certain kinds of foods, lower your overall nutrient intake, and may eventually erode the jawbone itself.
The dental implants used to support Snap and Go dentures integrate directly into the biting action of your mouth. Moreover, Snap and Go dentures are still removable. They can be taken out at the end of the day and cleaned just like traditional dentures. They are, despite that flexibility, much more stable than regular dentures, in that they won’t suddenly fall out right in the middle of a conversation or meal.
And finally, the increased stability offered by Snap and Go dentures can naturally help you feel more comfortable and at ease in social situations. Without being concerned about a potentially embarrassing dental “mishap,” you can feel freer to smile and be yourself.
To learn more about the ease and comfort of Lakeside’s Snap and Go denture systems, contact us at (586) 228-0909 to get a free, no-obligation consultation with our implant team.