Snap-In Dentures Harlem

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

Anchoring your 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 greater confidence and power.

  • Speak confidently | Speak in front of crowds or amongst family and friends with the confidence of knowing your denture is snapped securely on to your implants.

  • Laugh and smile 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 more thoroughly.

  • Reduce bone loss | While a person may keep losing bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants provide stimulation down into 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 which exposes the roof of the mouth. This reduces or eliminates gagging caused by your dentures.

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

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While conventional dentures often look great and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they often leave much to be desired in terms of functionality, stability, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing ability | Limited chewing power due to movement of the bottom denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks continually pushes and pulls on the bottom denture, making it unstable.
  • Speech | Talking can be difficult due to 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 shift around, they tend to rub and chafe the gums which can cause discomfort and irritation.
  • Low nutrition | Again, because of reduced chewing power, some may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | Once 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 which provides suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many patients, the portion covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming this portion to reduce this gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a brief consultation to know for sure. At the exam, we’ll perform a 3D scan of your jawbones, the doctor will also perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will review your medical history with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will I Need?

  • Upper | The upper implant denture requires a minimum of 4 dental implants.
  • Lower | The lower implant denture will need a minimum of 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically deliver a substantial improvement in strength 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 Harlem and also provides the best final result. We can achieve this by having an extensively trained dentist who does the entire procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish 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. Our office works with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans covering 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?

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

In most cases, yes! Our team will just 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 be able to use the implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

Unfortunately no, we need to allow enough time for your implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes your implants truly secure and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We typically wait between four and six months before attaching to your dental implants.

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

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 very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Can I be put to sleep during my procedure?

Our practice does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. If you choose this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you once you have taken your oral sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking this medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! They 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 isn't always an option with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the sense of taste for many patients, and also increases temperature sensitivity, making for a more natural experience. For those patients with a severe gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.

When can I have the palate (middle 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, appromximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How frequently will my implant inserts need to be changed?

Usually 1 to 2 times each year. This will depend on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how often you take your dentures in and out, and many 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? Do they need to be removed?

Tori are bony knots that can develop in the mouth of many 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 completely normal when you first have the prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within two to three days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have ceased before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. In addition, you can expect to notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A classic home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your 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 get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

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

We do not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we can't be certain 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.

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Simply 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?

Every patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait a week or two. As there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used to speaking and eating with your 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 seniors. It is very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely helpful for your general physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be extremely helpful for your emotional health. Again, wanting to replace teeth earlier in life is not rare.

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, it will require some practice and patience to get used to your new prosthetic teeth. With that being said, since they are attached using implants, your dentures will be quite a bit easier to get used to than traditional dentures.

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” can help you get used to the new teeth. Sometimes, patients may have a slight long-term listp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some patients may experience a slight amount of rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with 2 bottom 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 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.

Are implant dentures removable?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very convenient. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; then 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 | 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 quick and inexpensive to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures will need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It takes just 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 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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