Boise Snap-In Dentures

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

Anchoring your dentures with implants lets you:

 

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

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

  • Smile and laugh without worry of your dentures falling out.

  • Live more comfortably | Dentures not moving as much, less rubbing and chafing.

  • Receive better nutrition | Chew up food better.

  • Minimize 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.

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

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

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

While traditional dentures often look nice and are the most affordable way to replace bad or missing teeth, they often leave much to be desired in terms of functionality, strength, and chewing power.

Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing ability | Very little chewing power due to movement of the lower denture; usually only 10-20% of what a person had with natural teeth. The movements of a denture wearer’s tongue and cheeks continually pulls and pushes on the lower denture, keeping 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 speak confidently due to fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out.
  • Discomfort | Since conventional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they can rub and chafe the gums causing discomfort and irritation.
  • Low nutrition | Again, because of the loss of chewing ability, some may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food thoroughly for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | After 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 Traditional top denture covers the roof of the mouth which provides suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many people, the piece covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming this portion to reduce the gagging leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

Snap-In Implant Dentures help to remedy each of these problems tremendously.

Am I a Candidate?

Most people are candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a brief consultation to know for sure. At the appointment, we’ll take a 3D scan of the jawbones, the doctor will perform an oral examination of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will I Need?

  • Upper | An upper implant denture will need at least 4 implants.

  • Lower | A lower implant denture will need at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically provide a substantial 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 Boise and also offers the best end result. We can achieve this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the full procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. Our team has 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 Financing & Payment 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 offer payment plans to cover either all or part of the 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 requires at least 4 dental implants. A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants. The more implants you have, the more stable the denture will typically be. This is especially true with the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is usually 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, can I still get implants?

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 jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

Will I be able to use my implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day they’re placed?

Unfortunately no, we need to allow time for your implants to integrate with the 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 4 and 6 months before securing to your 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 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 for my procedure?

We do 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 to relax you and often makes it so you do not even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, which you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for the 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 your medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! They 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 the dental implants out to be able to remove a portion of the palate with a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, however 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 may 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 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 dental implants.

How frequently will the implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice each year. This will depend upon the number of implants you have, how strong your bite is, how many times you take your dentures in and out, and many 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 some patients. They are not harmful, however, they can prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so the 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 attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within two to three days.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have ceased before you leave our clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Additionally, 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 does not stop, please call the office.

A classic home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard 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 get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently use this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we do not know what their success 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.

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

Yes, any oral prosthetic will get some amount of food under 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 long should I take off work to recover after my 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 speaking and eating with the 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 snap-in dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial for your overall physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be extremely beneficial for your psychological 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 immediately?

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

Will I know how to speak with my replacement teeth immediately?

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

Will my dentures still rock?

Some people might experience a slight amount of rocking with their dentures. For patients who have 2 bottom 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 both sides 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 in maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | From time to time you’ll need to change out the snap rings in the 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 | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have the implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on the 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 applied to the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It only takes a few minutes a day. Remove your dentures 1-2 times each day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, don’t forget 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 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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