Fixed Hybrid Dentures Vs Snap In Dentures Over Implants
Which one is better and why?
Now that you have set your full set of implants, you are ready for the rehabilitation process.
Remember the All-On-4 is divided into two trips down to Cancun.
On the first trip, we will set dental implants. Four for the All-On-4 or six implants for the All-On-6. We can also set five or eight. It all depends on your health and bone situation.
The ideal and the most common is to set All-On-6 dental implants. This will give extra stability. When you have a full set of implants you can trust that if one fails, you still have the rest to support the hybrid bridge that loads on top.
When bone is narrow, we could also suggest the All-On-4 or the zygomatic implants as well. Both solutions work. Send your X-rays so we can provide a free pre-diagnose.
After the dental implants are surgically set, a six-month waiting gap is needed. This is for the Osseointegration process. This process is a natural body reaction where the bone will try to bond to the implants. That way, you will have a strong foundation.
Cost of the Permanent Teeth Treatment
In the second trip, you will have to restore your implants. You have two options.
One is the secured (fixed) option, the other one is the Snap (removable) option.
Now that you want to restore your teeth, which one will you choose?
Fixed Hybrid Bridge (non-removable)
5,700 US 5,000
Snap-In Dentures Over Implants (removable)
Fixed? Or removable?
After six months, you will have a strong foundation. Now it is necessary to load on top either a fixed or a removable solution.
The hybrid bridge is made of titanium/acrylic. It is secured to the implants previously set into your jawbone. You can not move it or take it off.
The Snap-In Dentures are removable. These are palateless dentures that snap on and off the head of the implants. The Snap-On dentures can be set over regular implants or over mini dental implants.
* The All On Four can have fixed or removable. Same case with the All On six. Zygomatic Implants can NOT hold the Snap In Dentures.
Can we adapt my current denture for the implants?
No. In the case of a fixed solution, we create in our in-house laboratory the hybrid bridge that is secured on top of the abutments. The abutments are the head of the implants. We can not use your current dentures, we must create a new fixed hybrid bridge.
It can't be done when loaded over implants. However. if you will use the Snap in Dentures with the mini implants then it can be done.
How are they cleaned?
We will create in our in-house laboratory the hybrid bridge that is secured on top of the abutments. The abutments are the head of the implants. We can not use your current dentures, we must create a new fixed hybrid bridge.
You will need to keep a strict oral hygiene from now on. You will also need to snap off you Snap-In Denture and brush it with water and neutral soap.
Why would anyone choose the removable option (Snap In Dentures) over the Hybrid Bridge (fixed solution)?
The most common reason is the budget. If you are still saving for the permanent teeth with a hybrid bridge. Then, the Snap In Dentures can be a good advance in case you do not have the budget.
*Snap-On dentures can NOT be placed over Zygomatic implants. Click here to learn why.
** If you are on a low budget, or if you have severe bone narrowness, you can also have mini implant dentures. Click to learn more.