Traditional dental dentures offer patients a restored appearance and increased function when it comes to chewing and speaking. However, there are some major disadvantages that come with dentures. While full-mouth dentures are generally the most cost-effective way to replace a full set of teeth, traditional dentures can be generally unstable. Therefore, many who wear dentures may struggle with tearing into foods like sandwiches and meat. Lovett Dental Gulfgate offers an important modern advancement known as snap-on overdentures. If you require or currently use dental dentures, our knowledgeable specialty dentists can help you determine whether you are a candidate for snap-on overdentures in Southeast Houston.
Dentures supported by dental implants, also known as snap-on overdentures, are currently the gold standard in dentistry. These dentures offer unparalleled stability and comfort. They function and feel like natural teeth. Patients who receive snap-on overdentures are able to smile confidently, enjoy their favorite foods, and speak more comfortably. These dentures also have superior longevity. When our talented dentists upgrade your dental experience by giving you a set of your own, you will also experience an immediate upgrade in your quality of life and your confidence.
The Snap-On Overdentures Procedure
Getting snap-on overdentures is a relatively lengthy process that will take place over the course of two to six months. However, the end process is worth the wait. First, your dentist will place dental implants, which resemble cylinders or screws, into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implants will bond with your underlying bone structure to create a strong anchor for your new set of modern dentures.
Your dentist can give you a temporary set of replacement teeth while the bonding process takes place. In some cases, the dentist may need to uncover the dental implants and attach extensions, to which your dentist will attach multiple artificial tooth crowns. Your dentist will also attach multiple connecting devices to keep your new smile in place.
In another version of the procedure, your dentist may install one-step implants, which already come with extensions. The one-step procedure eliminates the need for you to return to the office to have extensions in a separate step. Your dentist will help you determine during your consultation whether the one-step process is right for you.
After the underlying implants and connectors are firmly in place, we will create your full dentures or full bridges and attach them to the metal posts in your mouth. In some cases, your dentist may be able to streamline the procedure by combining steps.
Cost of Snap-On Overdentures
The cost of snap-on overdentures in Southeast Houston may vary depending on the materials you choose and the number of teeth you will need to replace. Traditional dental implants in can range from $1,500 to $4,000 while mini implants are slightly less expensive. You will also need to select dentures. Some denture materials are more durable than others; therefore, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand for dentures. Higher-quality materials will significantly add to the total cost of the process.
The price of implants and dentures does not include the series of preparatory procedures you will need to undergo to prepare for your brand new set of snap-on overdentures. Our team will work with you to make the cost of your snap-on overdentures more reasonable. We accept dental insurance and offer flexible payment plans upon approval.
Make Your Appointment Today
The first step to your snap-on overdentures is to simply make an appointment with our professional team. In addition to innovative denture products, we also provide all the comprehensive dental services you need to maintain optimal oral health. Ask about our other services, including:
- Dental exams and teeth cleanings
- Emergency dental services
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic dentistry services
Contact Lovett Dental Gulfgate today at 713-847-8822 and embark upon the path to improved wellness. Our team is available to answer your questions about snap-on overdentures as well as schedule your consultation to learn whether the gold standard in dentures is the right choice for you.