Dentures Vs Implants: Which Do You Need?

Snap On Dentures Vs All On 4 Implants, What is the difference?

Last updated, June 11, 2019.

All On 4 Implants Vs Common Dentures

Maybe you are one of the 40 million Americans that have several teeth missing and wear common dentures.

When you feel tired of wearing common dentures and you need to restore your bite with implants, you can choose from,

  • Mini dental implants
  • Regular Size Implants
  • Zygomatic Implants

The implants will hold a prosthetic device that will stay still when you bite, chew or speak.

The only way to have a permanent solution for your teeth is a solution with implants. This is the only way to ditch the dentures glue.

With a permanent solution, you will feel more secure about your daily activities; doing whatever you want, chewing, speaking and laughing.

Snap-On Dentures Vs Implant Supported Dentures

Now that you've decided to ditch your old-fashioned dentures you're ready for an upgrade!

The All-On-4 has a fixed restoration. Fixed means the bridge will not move. It goes attached to the implants set into your bone.

The Snap-On dentures are removable dentures that clip to the head of the mini-implants set into the bone.

Both treatments are completely different solutions.


Both treatments have the same mission: to restore your oral functions such as your occlusion, your chewing capabilities and the force and stability of your bite.

These are the differences between these implant supported denture devices,

Type of implant

  • The All-On-4 use a regular size implant or Zygomatic implants
  • The Snap-On Dentures are set over mini-dental-implants
A regular size and a mini implant.
Main difference between the Snap-on dentures vs the All On 4 implants is the size and head of the implant.

Type of restoration

With the All-On-4 or the All-On-6, we can load a fixed bridge. The bridge is palateless and attached to the abutments of the implants.

The restoration for the All-On-4 can be,

  • A Prettau Bridge- A full-arch Zirconia Superstructure with 12/14 units
  • A Fixed Hybrid Bridge- A full bridge that is locked to the abutments of the implants.

The restoration for the Mini-implants is a palateless snap-in denture that clips to the mini-implants head. The base of a Snap-On Denture is designed to sit on the head of the mini implants. They clip in and gives a secure bite. But, they are removable when you unlock them. They can be taken on and off when desired.

Zirconia Prettau Superstructure Vs Snap On Dentures

How can I know which implant dentures are the right ones for me?


We need to consider these factors:

  1. Your bone condition
  2. Your age
  3. Your budget
  4. Your lifestyle


All the points listed above will help us chose between the All On 4 dental implants (All On 6 or All On 8). Or the Snap-In Dentures (mini implant dentures).


When you compare Snap-On dentures vs implant supported bridge you will find many differences between both procedures.


To take a final decision you need to know all the information about both treatments. Remember the final choice also depends on your oral and bone condition. Not only in your plans and budget.


Both treatments are completely different. Please read all the information provided below.

What are they?

Are they removable?

How many implants are needed for this procedure?

Can my current denture be adapted for this device?

How many implants are needed for this procedure?

How should they be cleaned?

Are these implant dentures palate-less?
The dental work has a warranty?
Can teeth be extracted in the same session when you place the implants?


Can I sleep with my Snap On Dentures? Yes you can, it is a personal choice. It would be like sleeping with socks or not. Remember they can be removed with your fingers at any time.

Is this a permanent dentures solution? Yes in the case of the All-On-4 and as long as your implants hold firm to your jawbone. Strong implants can hold the pressure of any bite. This palateless bridge will help you bite and chew anything you want again. Also, we will be able to create for you a new smile design. You will be able to choose the size, shape, and color of your new teeth.

Is anyone a candidate for the All On 4 implant dentures? No, not everybody is, you need to have a good bone condition. Patients with a poor bone condition or bone narrowness will need Snap on Dentures. With age and the lack of teeth, our jawbone starts shrinking and starts getting narrow. The mini dental implants are the ideal solution for this cases. *The mini dental implants range in size from 1.8 mm to approximately 3 mm compared to the traditional, regular size implant diameter of 3.75 mm.

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If I need a bone graft or a sinus lift, can this be done also on the same trip?
Yes for both cases. Bone grafts, sinus lifts can be done, but remember each case is different. The best way to know is, send us your Panoramic Xrays to give you a free quote.