September 16, 2022
How Do Snap-on Dentures Compare To All-on-4 Implants?
Unlike a full set of teeth, all on four does not come out when you eat or brush them; instead they will remain there until you decide it’s time for change in your life.
What are Snap-in Dentures?
Do you prefer the type of dentures that can be removed from your mouth at will, but vastly superior to older models which often slip and slide?
For Snap-in Dentures, our dental team in Mexico will place two to six implants in your mouth before crafting a denture that snaps right onto the implant. These snap-in dentures still need to be removed and cleaned at bedtime. To keep teeth clean, it’s also important to continue brushing the attachment of each implant—this prevents tartar buildup. While this is mainly for those who aren’t interested in regular dental appointments, you’ll always need to visit your dentist every now and then just to make sure everything stays stable. This is because repeated insertions and removals can eventually weaken an implant-retained denture over time.
Comparison of snap-ons and all-on-4 dental implants
In this article we’ll explore how these two dental solutions fare in multiple categories so that you can make an educated decision about which one might suit your needs best. Always talk to your dentist before making a final decision on what treatment would work best for your particular condition, because it’s important to be aware of all the pros and cons.
#1 What makes these dental implants different from regular ones?
One of the main differences between All-on-4 and Teeth on a Snap is the material they’re made of. All-on-4 tooth implants are made out of zirconia while Teeth on a Snap have acrylic teeth. Zirconia is like high grade porcelain and most modern day cases are actually made out of it. It has many advantages such as being sturdy, smoother than ceramics, and doesn’t stain or chip easily – making it an excellent option for implants. Unlike All-on-4, Teeth on a Snap have cheaper acrylic teeth which break easier and wear down faster.
#2 Speech Changes
The snap-on dentures come with an acrylic plate covering the roof of the mouth, which means anyone using this dental solution will need to relearn some of the sounds associated with speech. However, all-on-4 implants are made following your natural facial contours, which makes it easier for you to speak without having to learn any other sound patterns or tongue tricks.
#3 Eating changes
Both can give stability to someone’s eating and drinking habits. However, an acrylic plate for an implant-supported dentures will cover the roof of the mouth, limiting taste whereas All-on-4 implants do not have this problem.
Snap-in dentures will need to be removed daily to be cleaned. All-on-4s are permanent and should be treated like natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing maintenance.
Implant-supported dentures are less expensive than All-on-4s, which makes them a cost-effective solution to tooth loss.
#6 Bone health
Dental implants can stimulate your mouth and jaw bones as well as prevent teeth from disappearing. Implants can often be put in faster than snap-ons but might need more drilling into the upper jawbone to stay stabilized. Either choice helps keep your mouth healthy, preventing any sunken facial features or slackened mouth muscles after a lot of missing teeth. Dental implants are always an excellent solution for replacing lost teeth; they last much longer than snaps or dentures because they’re made out of metal instead of one piece plastics. And there is nothing quite like getting back some self esteem by seeing yourself smile fully again.