Traditional dentures suck. Literally, the way that they stay on, at least the top set, is by suctioning on to the roof of your mouth. The bottom set, however, given the structure of the human mouth, cannot suction in the same way as the top set, and therefore do not stay in place nearly as well, making eating, speaking, or even smiling challenging activities. So while top dentures literally suck, bottom dentures, well they just suck.
The traditional solution to this was, in a word, nothing. Dentures were made to fit the ridge on the bottom of one’s mouth, and this did an alright job, but if you or a loved one has ever worn dentures, you know that the bottom set slips around almost constantly.
That all changed with the development of snap-on dentures, which allow you to “snap” your denture on or off, providing previously impossible stability.
Here’s how it works: Our in-house oral surgeon drills implants into the bone at the bottom of your mouth (under heavy anesthesia, of course). The ends of these implants are then covered by rubber coatings which act as attachments that your bottom set of dentures can snap on and off of. And that’s it.
Pretty simple, right? Kind of makes us wish that we thought of it. Well even though we didn’t, we sure are good at painlessly putting them in your mouth. Feel free to ask more questions by phone call or e-mail below.
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