Snap on Dentures in Mexico

Here’s is a Guide to getting your Snap on Dentures with Cancun Dental Specialists. Most aspects of your Dental vacation will be covered. Please call in and let us know more about your case 1 888 231 8041. In order to give you correct information pertaining to your case, we would need your Medical History, X-Rays, Treatment Plan if available, if not Contact our Dental Coordinator before coming to Cancun. Below are the most frequently asked questions on pricing, treatment scenarios, aftercare. Please read it so that you are well informed of how we provide the Snap on Dentures for you and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Snap on Dentures Mexico

Did you know there are several types of Snap on Dentures. Find out everything you need to know with Cancun Dental Specialists Snap on Dentures Patient Guide, we will go over all aspects of the Snap on Dentures procedure, so you can be sure you choose the best option for you.

Snap on Dentures consist in Dentures that “Click, Attach, Retaine” onto Implants, this Implants can be Mini Implants or Regular Implants and can range from at least 2 to 8 Implants per arch.

If you are missing all your teeth, most of your teeth, or need to get them all extracted, Snap on Dentures and a Fixed Restoration is a better option that getting traditional dentures or even overdentures.

Dental Advances, New Software’s, 3D Imaging, CAD/CAM, and Advanced Dental Lab processes have made Snap on Dentures, Implant Supported Dentures, Fixed Implant Dentures a great option for edentulous patients.

Patients searching for these treatments should understand the difference between Mini Implants and Regular Implants.

Between several types of Snap on Dentures restorations like Ball Abutments, Locators, Bar Retained, Fixed Hybrid Dentures. Will help you as a patient make the best choice in choosing the best implant procedure out there, apart from reading this we highly recommend you go in for a consultation, contact one of our Dental Coordinators, and send in your X-Rays, 3D CBCT Scan, and Medical History if possible for us to guide you thru the possible options prior to making your trip.

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Snap on Dentures Before and Afters

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Before and after All on 6 Snap on Dentures
Before and after Fixed Hybrid Denture
Before and after Fixed Hybrid Denture
Before and after Fixed Hybrid Dentures

Snap on Dentures Cost in Mexico

Snap on Denture 4 Titanium Implants

Snap on Dentures - 4 Titanium Implants

Surgical Phase (per arch)


Restorative Phase (per arch)

Snap on Denture 6 Titanium Implants

Snap on Dentures - 6 Mini Implants

Surgical Phase (per arch)

Different Types of Snap on Dentures

Bar Retained Snap on Dentures

Bar Retained Dentures are considered by some dentist “the best option for snap on restorations”. Bar Retained Dentures require regular implants not mini-implants as a secondary bar is screwed into the implants. The most important thing is that the bar has a passive fit over the implants, we achieve this by fabricating the bar in-house with our CAD/CAM and Milling technologies available. Bar Retained Dentures require at least 2 implants to a maximum of 8. The bar is usually thin and runs along your mouth over your arch retained by a screw and a connector onto the implants. Longer stretches of retention make it the least mobile option for Snap in Dentures, the only downside to this treatment is that the attachment that goes inside the denture wears out and requires changing every year or so, some patients can change them out without the need of a dentist. Bar Retained Snap in Dentures require two visits to Cancun the first phase call the surgical phase requires at least a 7 Days stay and the restorative phase requiring at least 8 Days stay in Cancun.

Bar Retained Snap on Dentures
Locators Retained Snap on Dentures

Locators Retained is a System which does not use the splinting of implants. This attachment is self-aligning and has dual retention and in different colors with different retention values. Locator attachments are available in different vertical heights, they are resilient, retentive, and durable, and have some built-in angulation compensation. In addition, repair and replacement are fast and easy.

Locator Retained Snap on Dentures
Ball Abutment Retained Snap on Dentures

Ball Abutments are probably the most common attachment for Snap on Dentures. Ball Abutments can be used with Regular Implants and Mini Implants. Each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped (“male” attachments), and they fit into sockets (“female” attachments) on the denture. In some cases, the denture holds the male attachments and the implants hold the female ones.

Ball Abutment Retained Snap on Dentures

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Regular Implants or Mini Implants

Dental implants have been used by dentists for decades to replace missing teeth, with a greater than 95% success rate. The small number of problems that can occur with dental implants are usually related to infection or cosmetic issues, which are treatable and correctable. Dental implants are probably the most successful procedure done in dentistry. When a tooth is lost, the bone in the jaw is lost. Loss of bone in the jaw can lead to a collapse of facial bone and muscles, creating a turned down mouth and sunken jaw look. Dental implants actually stimulate bone growth and help to preserve the natural contours of the face. It’s the body’s own powers of healing that make the dental implant such an extraordinary tool for both the dentist and the patient.

Regular Implants or Mini Implants
Regular Implants

Traditional Implants are cylinders or screws made of titanium that act as anchors, replacing your natural tooth roots. Used for either your upper or lower jaw, these implants are directly attached to your jawbone and gum tissue. Traditional implants eliminate the hassle of removable dentures, and they look, feel and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat the foods you love, speak and smile with more confidence.

Regular Implants are larger than Mini Implants and provide a more stable, long-term solution. However these implants also require sufficient jawbone tissue for support. Patients with jawbone atrophy may not qualify for traditional implants without a preliminary Bone Graft.

Traditional Implants feature two pieces: a post and an abutment. The abutment serves to connect the implant to the restoration.

If you require a preliminary Bone Graft or Sinus Lift, you must wait six to nine months for your jaw to heal before implants can be placed. After Traditional Implant surgery, you must wait an additional three to six months for the posts to integrate with surrounding tissue before you can receive your restoration.

Mini Implants

Mini Implants are made from titanium alloys are strong enough to withstand normal chewing force and can be used confidently for immediate load and long term restorations. Mini implants are mostly used for stabilizing dentures, in some cases it can be used for single tooth implants and even full-arch restorations as well.

The FDA has approved some Mini Implant Systems for long term use, and patients can have a denture stabilized in about an hour after the final dentures are made at the lab. For stabilizing dentures Dr. Gavaldon recommends that about six Mini Implants are inserted in the front of the patient’s lower jaw and six to eight on the upper jaw. This requires mild anesthesia. The dentist adjusts the Denture to Snap on to the Mini Implants and secure it. Denture wearers’ also can remove the prosthesis for cleaning and snap it back in place once finished.

For placing implants in an extraction site, in most cases, it is in the patient’s best interest to use a traditional implant to help preserve the bone and promote better Osseo-integration.

The chewing force applied from a crown would overwhelm a Mini Implant and put way too much pressure on the bone. Since Mini Implants require a proper amount of bone to support them, they cannot be used in the area of the jaw with inadequate vertical bone or if there has been too much bone loss.

You might not be a good candidate for Mini Implants if you grind your teeth regularly as it may wear them down prematurely.

Fixed Restorations or
Removable Implants Dentures

With Dental Implants you have a choice of either fixed or removable teeth. Fixed teeth are attached to the dental implants and screwed in place. These restorations are most like your own teeth. Depending on the quality of your remaining bone, you may need as few as 4 implants to make a Fixed Dental Restoration. You will need to brush and floss, just like when you had your own teeth and have your teeth cleaned regularly by our dental hygienist.

Removable Restorations are much like a denture, but have use Dental Implants and have attachments (much like snaps) that hold the denture in place. While much superior to a denture alone, they still utilize the gums as a platform. You will need to routinely have the attachments replaced and will still need to see our hygienist on a regular basis to have the implants cleaned.

The decision-making process is a balance between patient preferences and the remaining bone, gum tissue, lip and cheek support. For those patients with severe loss of these remaining structures, a removable overdenture will offer several advantages over the fixed type which include:

  • Aesthetics: This is often the determining factor. With an understanding of the art and science of facial aesthetics, a removable yet stable denture supported by implants can replace lost tissues, re-establish facial harmony and truly result in a “makeover” with results often described as remarkable.
  • Speech enhancement: Patients describe speech as a major factor in the satisfaction with their denture. All implant supported dentures or bridgework especially on the upper jaw may alter speech, but speech is generally shown to be better with a removable denture as compared to the fixed bridgework for those patients who have previously worn a denture.
  • Hygiene: It is very important to have direct access to clean the tissues surrounding the underlying implants. This design may optimally preserve bone.
  • Long-term maintenance: All full jaw implant supported fixed bridgework or removable dentures will require some maintenance. If designed well overdenture maintenance should be easier and more cost effective for both the patient and dentist.

To summarize a removable overdenture will be similar to the fixed bridgework, both supported by implants, in terms of comfort and ability to chew, but the overdenture will offer significant advantages for those patients with severe loss of bone, gum, lip and cheek support. The bottom line is that loss of teeth affects people on an entirely personal level, and that the treatment needs to be highly individualized to be successful.

Times Frames

(Treatment and Stay in Cancun)

The time frame to complete the Snap on Dentures depends on many factors. The shortest time frame is about five months in the lower jaw and seven months in the upper jaw. This includes surgeries and the placement of the denture. However, the process can last a year or more, especially if you need Bone Grafting or other preliminary procedures. Depending upon the health of the structures of soft and hard tissues in the mouth, one of two surgery approaches will be used:

  • One-stage Procedure: the Dentist can place the implants and the supporting bar in one step in some cases. The success rate for this procedure is high.
  • Two Phase Approach: The most common scenario. The first surgery places the implants in the jawbone under your gums. Three to six months later, a second surgery exposes the tops of the implants.

Snap on Dentures require two visits to Cancun. The first visit called “Surgical Phase” requires at least a 7 Days stay and the second visit called “Restorative Phase” requiring at least 8 Days stay in Cancun.

Snap on Dentures Time Frames Treatmen and Stay in Cancun

Are you Candidate for Snap on Dentures?

Implants require uncompromised bone structure to support the implants. The quality of your jaw’s bone structure can be determined by your Dentist by reviewing your past medical history, current medical status, and recent X-Rays and CT Scans.

To answer who can get Snap on Dentures, you need to ask who can get Dental Implants. Generally speaking, anyone with a healthy mouth can get dental implants. Patients into their 90s have been successful implant recipients in the past.

There are some major contra-indicators, however:

  • Smoking is a big one. Smoking greatly increases the risk of periodontitis or gum disease. This risk is just too high when undergoing such a major oral surgery.


There’s also the fact that prolonged smoking can cause serious damage to gum tissue, because:

  • The gum must be in good condition to get dental implants. Severely diseased or damaged gums simply aren’t going to support the implant properly. There must be sufficient bone volume. Over time, the bone volume is lost. This is a natural process as we age.
  • If we have teeth extracted, the bone volume in our jaws will shrink fairly rapidly, regardless of our age. Combined, there are many patients who don’t have enough bone volume in their jaw to fully support the dental implants.
  • For some of these patients, bone augmentation and bone grafts can sometimes be successfully used to achieve the necessary result.
All on 4 Mexico Bone Resorption

Your dentist or surgeon will assess whether you’re a suitable candidate for Bone augmentation or Grafting. There are also various health conditions and medications which would normally preclude someone from any sort of major surgery, or put them at risk. Any relevant medical conditions and medications need to be made known to your dentist during your consultation.

Snap on Dentures FAQ

This is type of denture is fitted to surgically placed titanium Implant by means of a ball abutment and a housing and O-ring. They are considered removable dentures as the snap on and off as many times as needed to maintain good oral hygiene.

The snap or clip sound occurs when a very slight pressure is placed on the denture to connect with the head or ball of the abutment which is connected to the implant itself. This sounds ensures that your dentures are fixed in place and secure for you to enjoy your every day activities.

Normal brushing is required however you will need to un-clip the dentures daily and make sure no foreign particles are lodged under the acrylic gum. A water-pick is recommended for optimal cleaning. Every 6-12 months you would need to replace the housing and O-rings ensuring the utmost longevity with your new smile.

In most cases a Full Mouth Restoration with Snap on Dentures will be completed within 2 trips of 6 months apart. Once you have completed a full evaluation with our specialists a more constructed treatment plan and time will be presented to you.

As in most full restorations the gum is made of an acrylic material, the colour matched to pink hue of your natural gums. The dentures themselves are also made of a high Diamond Acrylic giving you most natural desired look possible.

This is the less expensive yet natural looking removable denture that is available, with less than $3,500 USD for both upper and lower arch you can restore your titanium Implants with a wonderful new Snap on Denture. For a more constructed estimate for the full treatment please contact 1 of our Dental Coordinators.

As we are 1 of the only dental clinics here in Cancun with 2 in-house laboratories that are functional for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week our highly trained and experienced lab technicians are focused on the precise detail of making your denture look fabulous, from the CAD/CAM technology to the milling process to the extra fine detail of perfecting each crown making sure you are returning home satisfied.

To book an appointment all we would need is your travel information and we will organize the rest for you. Simply call our toll-free number 1-800-278-315 to schedule an evaluation. Of our Dental Coordinators will be more than happy to assist you.

Snap on Dentures Treatment Alternatives

Fixed Hybrid Dentures Mexico

Fixed Hybrid Dentures are a ideal solution to Implant Supported Dentures. These Dentures can be used with as little as 4 Implants, keeping in mind that the more Implants the patient has, the better stability and load distribution the denture will have. These final Dentures are made for a patient on the restorative phase of the Implant process, once the Implants have osseointegrated properly.

Prettau Bridge Mexico

For patients looking for a more durable option for their final Implant Supported Restoration, the option would be a Full Bridge of Zirconia. Here in our Clinic we use Zirconia from Zirkonzahn and are able to design and mill a Full Prettau Bridge to be Supported by Implants.

Consent Forms, Risks, Guarantee


A Bar Retained Denture needs space on the denture framework for the special attachments that are fitted to the bar. This means that there is less space available on the denture framework for the teeth to be fitted. Because of this, the teeth sometimes can come loose from the base. This problem can be easily fixed by our Specialists.

It is important that the Bar is evenly balanced on each Implant to ensure a “passive fit”. If the fit is not passive, the extra strain on the bar can cause the screws to loosen. If you grind or clench your teeth, it’s more likely that parts of the denture will break or that your implants will come loose.

Success Rates – The success rates for both the Two Phase and One Stage Snap on Denture Implant procedures are very high.


Lifetime Dental Implant
If a Dental Implant fails, we will replace it at no charge.

The following situations are causes of exclusion in guarantee:

  • Patients with previous infections in that area.
  • Smokers, Uncontrolled systemic health problem, such as, but not limited to; Diabetes, autoimmune disorders, severe osteoporosis, or any condition required long steroid use. If smoking or a medical condition is suspected as the cause of implant failure or other complication that requires treatment, an examination and blood tests will be required for warranty to apply.
  • Patients that don’t come for minimum of 7 Days surgical phase and 10 Days Restorative Phase
  • Patients that defamation line us online
  • Patients that didn’t have the maintenance done yearly
  • Prefabricated Teeth Popping off (Fixed Hybrid Acrilic)
  • Restorations done elsewhere
  • Implants placed elsewhere
  • Payment of Full Cost of Treatment
  • Patient come back at least once to have their Restoration maintained and checked
  • We do not cover Flight and Airfare.

I would recommend 100% Guarantee against component failure. That liability rests with my selection of manufacturer.

In order to keep this guarantee in effect, you must agree to the following:

  1. You will allow us to perform the necessary therapy, in conjunction with your restorative dentist, to eliminate your oral health problems, and restore your bite.
  2. If it is determined that you “clench” or “grind” your teeth, you will allow your restorative dentist or us to fabricate a bite appliance for you.
  3. You will wear any necessary bite appliance as prescribed.
  4. You will be faithful to the checkup and cleaning schedule which your restorative dentist and we feel is most appropriate to ensure your long term oral health.
  5. You will not smoke. This implant warranty is void for smokers.

If you agree to and abide by the provisions of this warranty, the warranty will remain in effect for your lifetime. However, should you violate one of the provisions listed above, the warranty will be void.

A lifetime guarantee cannot be offered on implant supported overdentures or hybrid or fixed bridgework, as such prostheses often require replacement of worn teeth over time. Tooth replacement in these instances does not require implant removal or replacement.

Dental implant is not fit and forget and is affected by the home care, the health of the surrounding tissue and the prognosis of the remaining dentition. Yearly inspection is necessary. For the peace of mind, patients can take out private dental insurance cover for the implant treatment for the first few years. After 5 years, the chance of failure is very remote. My own implant has been in function for 20 years !

Dentists are not likely to do something which are going to fail! I can only tell my patients that the implant treatment will be carried out with my best ability, using the current knowledge and technology. But with the biologic and science, we are always dealing with probability and there is always a chance of failure, no matter how small.

After Cares, Maintenances, Repairs-Wear

The dentures need to be removed at at night and to clean them. The attachments and/or bar need to be cleaned as well. Our dentist will give you instructions on how to clean these as they can be delicate.

Your denture may seem stable but over time these attachments can loosen. If they loosen even slightly it will cause the denture to move when chewing. This movement of the denture can cause sore spots as the denture rubs against your gums.

The clip or other attachments on the bar retained denture usually will need to be replaced every 6-12 months. They are made of a plastic material (nylon) and will wear after continued use.

Implant overdenture – Bar attachment – Daily Care
Snap on Denture Bar Attachment Daily Care

Important areas to clean:

  • Abutment posts (the metal posts attaching the denture to your jaw) and bar
  • Underneath the prosthesis
  • Areas around the gums

1. Brushing the prosthesis: Clean the prosthesis and its attachments carefully, including the underneath area, using a denture brush or a regular toothbrush. A power brush can be a good alternative and an easy-to-handle complement. Other important areas to clean are the gum side of the prosthesis, where the attachment fits over the bar or ball abutments.

2. Brushing the bar abutment: Clean the gum side surface using a soft regular toothbrush. Additional attention should be paid to the abutment posts and bar in the mouth.

Note: Never use a denture brush in your mouth.

3. End-tufted brush: A soft end-tufted brush (interspace brush) is suitable for cleaning the areas around the abutment posts.

4. Interdental brush: The use of an interdental brush (interproximal brush) helps in cleaning the sides of the abutment posts and the surface of the bar. An interdental brush with plasticcoated threading is recommended. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice on the technique, size and shape for your brush.

Note: Never use toothpaste in combination with the interdental brush..

5. Floss: Clean the abutment posts by passing floss (thick floss) around them. “Shoe-shine” the posts by passing the floss from side to side, polishing from top to bottom and allowing the floss to slip under the gumline. Follow this procedure for each abutment post. Make sure to pass floss around the bar with vertical movements.

Implant overdenture – Ball attachment – Daily Care
Snap on Denture Ball Attachment Daily Care

Important areas to clean:

  • Abutment posts (the metal posts attaching the denture to your jaw) and bar
  • Underneath the prosthesis
  • Areas around the gums

1. Brushing the prosthesis: Clean the prosthesis and its attachments carefully, including the underneath area, using a denture brush or a regular toothbrush. A power brush can be a good alternative and an easy-to-handle complement. Other important areas to clean are the gum side of the prosthesis, where the attachment fits over the bar or ball abutments.

2. Brushing the abutment: Clean the gum side surface using a soft regular toothbrush. Additional attention should be paid to the abutment posts and bar in the mouth.

Note: Never use a denture brush in your mouth.

3. End-tufted brush: A soft end-tufted brush (interspace brush) is suitable for cleaning the areas around the abutment posts.

4. Floss: Clean the abutment posts by passing floss (thick floss) around them. “Shoe-shine” the posts by passing the floss from side to side, polishing from top to bottom and allowing the floss to slip under the gumline. Follow this procedure for each abutment post. Make sure to pass floss around the bar with vertical movements.

Pros an Cons of Snap in Dentures

Snap in Dentures present many significant benefits to denture wearers, but they also have their share of downsides as well.
We’ll start with the positives.


1. The most significant benefit of Snap in Dentures is the increased stability and reliability they afford denture wearers. Traditional, unsupported dentures can make life very difficult for people who need them. They can come loose in public situations. While eating, while talking, while laughing. The constant fear and anxiety that your teeth are going to fall out can have a very damaging effect on a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

You might be wondering: But by giving denture wearers peace of mind, clip on dentures can greatly boost their confidence in their day-to-day lives. There are, obviously, the functional benefits as well.

2. Dentures aren’t likely to come loose and start rubbing against the gum. They’re not likely to cause bruises, grazes, cuts, or abrasions.

3. They also improve the wearer’s ability to eat and chew food. Their ability to talk won’t be impeded by a full-palate upper denture that interferes with the movement of their tongue.


No procedure is truly without its downsides, and for all the Snap in Dentures pros, there are a few cons to go with them.

The two biggest issues are related more to the implants themselves than the actual denture.

1. Firstly, there’s a markedly increased cost. We’ll go over the exact cost further on in the article, but suffice to say dental implants are not cheap. A single one is already a serious investment, but four or more can be a serious financial hit.

2. Secondly, dental implants are fairly major oral surgeries. They involve general anesthetic. There are pain and discomfort in the days following the procedure, which is made worse when you get several teeth done at once. The pain and discomfort will subside fairly quickly, but you can reasonably expect it to be bad at first. Some people are luckier than others. Some are unluckier.

Informed patients are happy patients that why we have taken the time to write this.
Any questions please give us a call at 1 888 231 8041

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Bar Retained Snap on Dentures
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