The Snap-In Dentures are palateless, with housings that snap on and off the mini implants' heads.

The palateless denture clip-on fits over the head of the implants (o-ball abutments); Only the pressure of your fingers is needed to clip it down. It is a removable prosthetic you can remove and place back as often as you need. 

A set of mini dental implants set on a model with Snap on dentures
Mini Implants with palateless dentures

The Snap-On Dentures can clip over regular or mini dental implants. This page is about the Mini Implant Dentures (removable). Click on the following link if you need fixed dentures.

What Are Snap In Dentures

Snap-in Dentures are a type of removable denture with no palate and can be snapped or clipped on and off as required. They provide a firm grip and the proper occlusion to bite and chew most types of food. With these dentures, you can eat all the foods you like without any worries.

The Snap-On Denture is a type of denture that does not have a palate. Instead, it has special housings that allow it to clip on and off easily. It is designed to fit over mini dental implants or regular-sized ones, making it an excellent option for patients with bone reabsorption issues. With the Snap-On Denture, you can easily remove it whenever necessary. Press down on the denture, and it will snap and lock into the abutments with the pressure of your fingers.

Snap In Dentures with mini implants
The denture is palateless, and it will snap down to the head of the minis. It is an affordable solution to false teeth options.

Snap-In Dentures don't cover the roof of your mouth, allowing you to taste and feel the temperature of your food thoroughly.

The treatment has many advantages, but a removable prosthesis may be a withdrawal for some patients. Here is the Snap-On Dentures pros and cons,



Immediate Load.
Unlike the All-On-Four dental implants, which require six months to bond with the bone, mini implants do not need any waiting time. You can have a new set of Snap-On Dentures in Cancun in just eight days.

Low-Cost Solution.
The cost of Snap-On Dentures is significantly lower than All-On-Four, even at our clinic in Mexico. Each mini implant costs 450 USD, while the regular one is 900 USD.

Healthy Bone Preservation.
Placing mini implants creates tension in your jawbone, which helps preserve bone density and prevents bone shrinking problems.



Please remember that Snap-On Dentures are removable and unsuitable if you require a fixed bridge over implants. In that case, you should consider the All On Four treatment with permanent dentures.

While the Snap-On Dentures are made of high-impact acrylic and are pretty resistant, they may break or chip if mishandled. It is essential to note that they are not as durable as Zirconia Prettau Implant Bridges. Additionally, the housings that hold the dentures in place may wear down over time due to the movement involved in clipping them onto the mini abutments. However, replacing the housing is a simple process that any dental lab can easily handle.

The Mechanics Behind The Mini Implant Dentures

Originally designed as temporary devices for oral rehabilitation, Mini dental implants are now used for snap-on dentures, especially for people with low bone density and bone width problems (bone shrinking). These implants are inserted into the bone through minimal surgery, and the patient can clip the dentures on and off as often as needed for sleeping, cleaning, or other activities.

Our technicians create a palateless denture adapted with O-Ring housings, which attach to the mini-implant abutments. This prosthesis is custom-made to fit each patient's unique needs.

Image of the head of the mini implants that will hold the Snap In Denture
The Snap On Dentures come with rubber housings that will hook to the head of the mini dental implants.
Mini Implant's head illustration.
The ball-shaped abutment of the mini implants.

How Do Snap-In Dentures Work?

The mechanism of Snap In Dentures with mini implants relies on connectors called housings. These housings play a vital role in the retention of the dentures. The o-shaped abutments create a male/female connector when attached to the housings. The abutment of the mini implant, which is ball-shaped, serves as the male connector, while the rubber/metal housings in the inner base of the palateless denture act as female connectors.

The rubber housings are placed inside the denture and provide strong retention when pressed down with the pressure of your fingers. The denture snaps, locks, or clips on, making it more stable and less likely to move or slip. These housings can be replaced with new ones when they wear down.

The Snap In Dentures with mini implants is a simple and efficient mechanism. It creates a secure and stable connection between the denture and abutments, making it a reliable solution for patients who struggle with traditional dentures.


Dental implants are made of bio-compatible titanium, which does not trigger an immune response in the body.

A regular size and a mini implant.

Dental implants are a popular method for replacing missing teeth. They involve the use of titanium screws that replace the root of a tooth and can be placed in either the upper or lower arch. Traditional dental implants consist of two pieces - the implant and abutment - with a diameter of over 3mm. They offer stability and can support better weight distribution of the occlusion, which reduces long-term stress on the jaw bone. When four or more dental implants are placed per arch, it is possible to have fixed dentures, which involve a full-arch, fixed bridge attached to the implants' head.


The traditional implant comprises two fundamental pieces - the post (root) and the abutment (where the crown is loaded). The abutment acts as a connector that firmly attaches the restoration to the implant, securely attached to your bone.

The Anatomy Of The Mini-Implant

The mini implant, which is only 1.8 mm long, is shorter than regular-sized implants that are 3.75 mm long. Mini implants are slimmer and smaller than traditional implants, making them a good fit for areas where standard implants can't work. They are one-piece screws with a ball-shaped end that protrudes from the jawbone. Snap-In Dentures' support is provided by rubber O-rings that wrap around the mini implant ball, which comes in different shapes and has O-shaped ball abutments.

It's important to note that mini implants can't tolerate the same occlusion force as regular implants, which means there's a higher risk of them breaking or bending. Therefore, they are not the appropriate treatment for grinding teeth.

Mini implants are the only option for patients with bone degeneration, and they can help you buy time until you get a permanent solution like a Zirconia Prettau Bridge. While permanent dentures (fixed bridges) cannot be loaded onto mini implants, snap-on dentures that clip on and off can be charged.

How Many Mini Implants Do You Need For Snap On Dentures?

The surgeon will place 6 to 8 mini dental implants per arch (upper or lower). This will provide stability and retention to hold a full-arch prosthesis, such as a palateless denture.

The head of the mini-implant is shaped like an o-ball and it will lock down the dentures when they snap.
This is how the mini implant anchorage system works. The head is shaped like an O-Ball and the clip on denture comes with housings encrusted in the inner base.


Six mini dental implants

Palateless Snap-In Dentures

All waxing tests and consultations

USD 3,900


Eight mini dental implants

Palateless Snap-In Dentures

All waxing tests and consultations

USD 4,800

The prices are per arch (upper or bottom). Please view the detailed items included in the Snap On Dentures cost.

You won't find an affordable price for the treatment in the United States, so it's necessary to fly to Cancun, Mexico, for a reasonable price.

Get immediate load Snap In Dentures in Cancun and return home with a new smile in just one week! Regain your confidence and health with our eight-day program. If you need extractions, allow ten days on-site (excluding Sundays). Achieve a beautiful, healthy smile today!

Cancun beach
Cancun is a popular destination for dental tourism in Mexico.
Snap On Dentures in Mexico that clip on and off.

Mini-implant dentures are an excellent solution for patients who have trouble chewing hard foods like nuts, carrots, etc. These dentures anchor to the head (abutments) of the mini-implants, ensuring that they do not move when biting into a steak or a chewy caramel bar. You can enjoy any food you like, be it an apple, peanuts, or any other food you prefer, without worrying about your denture falling or moving.

The Snap-In Denture is made of high-impact diamond acrylic, both lightweight and aesthetically natural-looking. It also gives the patient the occlusion needed to chew any food they want without worrying about a falling, moving, or ill-fitting denture. You can expect a regular occlusion, and you will also notice a more youthful appearance.

Is everyone a candidate for the mini-implant overdenture?

Bruxism, the habit of grinding teeth and clenching jaws, may prevent patients from being eligible for Snap-On Dentures. Severe bone loss might require a different treatment, such as zygomatic implants. If the bone deterioration is significant, you might not be a suitable candidate. Please send us your x-rays for a FREE quote.

Regarding the customization of your current denture to become a Snap-On Denture, it is possible in some cases. After examining your dentures, we can place them in rubber or metal housings (o-rings). If your existing upper or lower dentures are in good condition and can adjust to your bone density levels, we can insert rubber housings into them.

These aren't "permanent dentures." If you want a fixed denture, please check the information on the All-On-4.

Please click here if you want to learn the difference between both treatments.

Before and after of Snap On Dentures
Image of a before and after of mini dental implants dentures.

Steps of the Snap-On Dentures

The first day is the evaluation day. We need to take a 3D X-ray to verify that you are a mini implant candidate. We also give you a treatment plan and prescriptions.

We will proceed with any extractions left, and the minis are implanted.

A couple of days later is your first wax test. We measure the shape and height of your new mini-implant dentures. Also, we will choose the color of your new set of teeth.

We will perform another wax test with the first sample. Changes are still possible at this stage. Once you approve their look, the final denture is manufactured at our digital laboratory.

After a couple of days, you test your palateless denture. You will wear the Snap In Dentures for the next 24 hours.

Perhaps you are among the denture wearers silently dissatisfied with their experience. It's no secret that many people who use traditional dentures can't wait to get rid of them. In the United States alone, approximately 30 million people wear standard dentures. What are the most prevalent issues that those who use traditional dentures face?

Traditional dentures cause many problems.
With common dentures you would always be needing dentures glue.

Wearing traditional dentures can harm your overall health. It can affect your ability to chew food properly and even lead to severe stomach problems and bone deterioration. Regular dentures can cause sore gums, pain, and slipping issues, making some people resort to messy denture glue to keep them secure, which is not entirely safe and may taste terrible and cause stomach problems.

These problems can make you feel uncomfortable speaking, eating, or laughing, and can even lead to avoiding social gatherings, affecting your self-esteem and causing depression. Additionally, traditional dentures can cause halitosis as food particles get stuck in the edges. However, with Snap-On Dentures, you can easily remove them to clean, ensuring better oral hygiene.

The complete Snap On Dentures with mini implants in Cancun, Mexico, takes eight days.

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Updated on November 16th, 2023.