WHAT ARE SNAP-ON DENTURES?
While regular dentures are an acceptable solution for some, other people experience difficulty with them. Traditional upper dentures are held in place by suction. This means they can slip out of place, perhaps when the wearer eats, speaks, laughs, coughs, or sneezes. Some people find them uncomfortable and have trouble talking or swallowing. Regular lower dentures simply sit in place, which means they can rub and irritate the gum.
Snap-on dentures avoid all these problems by fitting more securely. Snap-on dentures gain superior support because they’re over-dentures that attach to multiple support posts, commonly two to four posts for lower dentures and four posts for upper dentures. Just like other dentures, they’re easy to take out and put in. Light pressure clips them onto the heads of the posts. Patients benefit from improved comfort, improved stability, the heightened self-confidence that comes with it, and being able to eat whatever they please. At the same time, they lose nothing with regard to convenience.