Omaha 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 which have specialiazed fittings that allow them to attach (snap-in) to the dental implants your doctor places.

Anchoring your dentures with dental implants allows you to:

 

  • Eat 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 family and friends 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 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 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 often caused by dentures.

  • Improved comfort | Dental implants help reduce or eliminate the irritation caused by denture movement.

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

Snap-In Implant Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

While conventional dentures often look nice and are the most cost-effective way to replace bad or missing teeth, they can leave much to be desired in terms of overall function, strength, and chewing ability.

Shortfalls of conventional (non-implant) dentures:

  • Limited chewing power | Limited chewing power because of 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 pushes and pulls on the bottom denture, keeping it unstable.
  • Speech | Speaking can be difficult due to the movement of the bottom denture.
  • Embarrassment | Caused by being unable to eat around others, laugh loudly, and speak 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 causing irritation and discomfort.
  • Low nutrition | Again, because of reduced chewing ability, patients may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.
  • Bone loss | Once a patient’s teeth are removed, they usually 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 which provides suction and stability. Unfortunately, for many patients, the portion covering the roof of their mouth causes gagging. Trimming the denture to reduce the problem can cause a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.

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

Are Snap-In Dentures Right for Me?

Most people are great candidates! We’ll just need to see you for a quick consultation to know for certain. At this appointment, we’ll perform a 3D scan of your jawbones, the doctor will perform a complete oral exam of your mouth, and they will review your medical history in detail with you.

How Many Implants Will I Need?

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

  • Lower | The lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants, although 3 or 4 typically provide a substantial improvement in strength and reliability.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Snap-In Implant Dentures Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Omaha while also providing the best final result. We can accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the complete procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. Our team has performed this procedure from beginning to end 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 monthly 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 procedure.

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 are needed?

An upper implant denture will need at least 4 implants. The lower implant denture will require at least 2 dental implants. The more dental implants you have, the more stable the denture will generally be. This is certainly true with the lower denture. 3 or 4 implants in the lower is usually much better than only 2.

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 many cases, yes! Our doctor will simply need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will perform a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth 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?

No, we must allow time for your implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes the implants truly stable and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We usually wait between 4 and 6 months before securing to your implants.

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal soreness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any tenderness.

Can general anesthesia be used for my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: A driver is REQUIRED for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken the oral sedation pill(s). 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 the 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 hot and cold sensitivity, creating a more natural experience. For those patients with a strong 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, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your dental implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice per year. This often depends on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how many times you remove and replace your dentures, and many other factors.

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

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of many patients. Tori are harmless, however, they might prevent your denture(s) from fitting properly, so the 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 mouth senses it as a foreign object and attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the office, however, expect to have some slight 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 continues, please call our office.

A classic home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

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

Our practice does not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium 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, 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 beneath my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic can get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Simply 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 my procedure?

Every 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 eating and speaking 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 just an option for seniors. It is quite common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be very helpful for your general physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be extremely beneficial for your psychological health. Again, wanting to replace teeth early 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 to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to become used to your new replacement teeth. That being said, since they are attached with implants, the dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

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

Again, this will take some 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 "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" will help you get used to the new teeth. Sometimes, patients might have a slight long-term lisp with implant dentures.

Will my dentures move?

Some people might experience very slight rocking with their implant dentures. For patients who have 2 lower implants, these must be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to happen. A small amount of adhesive at the back on each side 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 extremely easy. Simply take them out; clean the denture(s), your 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 with maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Occasionally 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 fast and inexpensive to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. All buildup on the implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so the 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 takes just 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 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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