Dental implants are a fantastic option for people looking to improve their smile, bolster their confidence and eat all their favorite foods again. In contrast to ordinary dentures, implant-supported dentures are anchored securely to the bone, so they’re more secure — and, if properly cared for, built to last forever.
But there are several options when it comes to dental implants. According to Dr. Michael Bull and Dr. Sterling Rogers of Prestige Dental Centers, your best bet is the style known as snap-on dentures. Dr. Bull and Dr. Rogers have restored thousands of smiles at their practice, which has locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
“There are different ways to anchor dentures to the dental implant, and snap-on is usually the best option for anyone,” says Dr. Bull. “It’s just a really solid fit.”
Here are four major benefits of snap-on dentures, which are also known as Locator dentures.
- You Can Remove (and Clean) Them Easily
One of the biggest benefits of snap-on dentures is that you can remove them yourself to clean them. In contrast, another popular implant-supported denture option is the “All-on-4” dentures, which are bolted in and can only be removed by a dentist. That makes them more high-maintenance, less comfortable and less hygienic for many patients.
“But with snap-on dentures, you pop them out, brush them just two minutes a day and you’re done,” Dr. Bull says. Taking proper care of your dentures and following a normal dental hygiene routine is key to ensuring they last forever.
- Dentists Everywhere Will Know How to Care for Them
“The glory of it is it’s a universal system,” Dr. Bull says. “You can have it serviced anywhere. It’s a really quality piece of equipment everybody uses, so if you move, you can always find somebody.”
- They’re Secure and Tight-fitting
“It’s the best option because it gives you stability in you denture that you wouldn’t have without some kind of anchoring system to hold it down,” Dr. Bull says.
Snap-on dentures are a tight-fitting denture and don’t bounce around in your mouth, making it much easier to eat and chew.
- You Can Get Them Done in One Day
One of the major benefits of snap-on, implant-supported dentures is that after coming in for a consultation, you can get them placed in one day.
“You come in and have your implants put in all in one day – in one procedure – and don’t have to come back and back and back,” Dr. Bull says. “You come in for one day with your crummy teeth and leave with good teeth.”
Prestige Dental Centers, with locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, has been in business since the 1980s. In addition to dentures and dental implants, they offer all aspects of cosmetic dentistry for all ages. Their motto is “We treat you like family.”