Brandywine 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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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 your doctor places.

Anchoring your dentures with implants allows you to:

 

  • 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 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 continue to lose bone after having their natural teeth removed, dental implants stimulate the jaw which encourages the body to continue producing new bone.

  • Eliminate or reduce gagging | In some cases a portion of the palate can be removed which exposes 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. Conventional Dentures

While conventional dentures typically look nice 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:

  • Reduced chewing power | Limited chewing power due to movement of the lower denture; typicalily 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 bottom denture, making it unstable.

  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to the movement of the bottom denture.

  • Embarrassment | Caused by the inability to eat around other people, laugh loudly, and talk confidently due to fear of dentures getting loose and falling out.

  • Discomfort | Since conventional dentures, especially lowers, often move around, they tend to rub and chafe the gums which can cause discomfort and irritation.

  • Inadequate nutrition | Again, because of reduced chewing power, some may find difficulty eating a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.

  • Bone loss | Once a patient’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 denture covering the roof of their mouth causes them to gag. Trimming this portion to reduce the problem leads to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

Most patients are great candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a brief consultation to say for sure. At this appointment, we’ll perform a 3D scan of your jawbones, the doctor will also perform a complete oral exam of your mouth, and they will go over your medical history with you.

How Many Dental Implants Will I Need?

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

  • Lower | A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 often deliver a substantial improvement in strength and stability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Philadelphia and also offers the best end result. We can accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the complete procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from beginning to end 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 an important 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 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?

An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants. A lower implant denture will require at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more secure your denture will usually be. This is certainly true with the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is generally much better than just two.

How much do implant dentures cost?

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

I have had dentures for a long time, can I still get implants?

In most cases, yes! Our doctor will simply need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

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

No, we must allow enough time for the 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 usually wait between four and six months before securing to your dental implants.

Will I experience pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some tenderness and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal soreness. You will receive a pain medication prescription to help relieve any tenderness.

Can general anesthesia be used for the procedure?

Our practice does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medication will help you relax and often makes it so you do not even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: A driver is REQUIRED for the procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). 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 our team is 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 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 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 your final denture. This is after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, usually 4-6 months after placement of your dental implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice each year. This will depend upon how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how often you remove and replace your dentures, and several other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out 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? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that can develop in the mouth of many patients. They are harmless, however, they might keep 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. 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 office, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Also, you will most likely 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 does not stop, please call our office.

An old home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop 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.

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

We do not currently provide 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 the market, 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.

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth can get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful 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 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. As there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will 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 snap-in dentures?

No, this is not only a procedure for seniors. It is quite common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial for your general 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 early 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 immediately?

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

Will I be able to talk with my new teeth immediately?

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 most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” 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 move?

Some patients might experience a slight amount of rocking with their dentures. For patients with two lower implants, these will need to be placed in the front of your mouth making it possible for some rocking to occur. A dab of adhesive at the back on both sides of the lower 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.

Are implant dentures removable?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very easy. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

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 maintenance of 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 | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants 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 sure that unnecessary stress isn’t being applied to your 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, remember to clean your 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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