Snap on Dentures Mexico
Snap-on Dentures consist of dentures that “Click – Attach – Retaine”, onto Implants, this Implants can be Mini or Regular and can range from at least 2 to 8 Implants per arch.
Dental advances, new software, 3D Imaging, CAD/CAM, and advanced Dental Lab processes have made Snap-on Dentures a great option for edentulous patients. Exists several types of Snap-on Dentures restorations like Ball Abutments, Locators, Bar Retained, Fixed Hybrid Dentures. Our Dental Specialists and the next info will help you as a patient make the best choice in choosing the best implant for you.
Benefits to use
Snap On Dentures
The stability to offer Snap on Dentures system is a major advantage as your teeth remain fixed and don’t slide or slip like a regular dentures.
Requires no messy pastes and adhesives to keep the appliance firmly in place.
Most people who replaced their removable dentures with fixed dentures increase their confidence and esteem, as they feel free to talk and smile in front of people, without worrying about their dentures becoming loose.
The procedure of placing the Snap on Dentures is a minimally invasive, heals in less than three days
You can easily remove it for cleaning. It’s necessary you take it off at night and to clean them.
Why get Snap on Dentures in CDS
We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, Intra-Oral Scanning, Surgical Guides, Models, Medications, Transportation from the airport and hotel in Cancun, etc. These treatments require a State of the art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames.
Dr. Irma Gavaldon D.D.S. M.S. A.E.G.D. is a graduated from two of the top Dental Schools in North America: UNAM, Mexico’s most recognized college, and the University of Michigan, where she received her AEGD (Advanced Educat in General Dentistry) in a 2-year program, plus her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry.
In order to diagnose, plan and execute this treatment correctly, Dental Offices need the following Equipment: 3D CBCT ExtraOral Panoramic X-Ray machine (a Carestream CS 9200 3D Machine in our office), Intraoral Scanners, NAVIDENT (Dinamic Navigation for Dental Implantation), Surgical Guides , totally equipped CAD/CAM Laboratory.
Surface quality of the amorphous diamond-like carbon coating sets new standards. The matrix housing is available in titanium and plastic PEEK.
Snap on Dentures Cost in Mexico
- Surgical Phase
- 4 Titanium Implants + Temporary Denture
- (upper or lower)
- Restorative Phase
- Permanent Denture & Accessories
- (upper or lower)
- Extractions + 6 Mini Implants + Housing O-Rings + Sedation + Denture
- (upper or lower)
Possibles Additional Costs
As result of dental valoration some additional treatments procedures can be happen.
|Simple Extraction||$60 USD per extraction|
|Bone Graft||$200 USD per CC|
|Reabsorbable Membrane||$100 USD per membrane|
|Aveloplasty / Bone Remodeling||FREE charge|
|Consultation, models, pictures, periapical X-Ray, panoramic X-Ray, 3D CBCT Scan, Surgical Guides, Meciations||FREE charge|
|Intravenous Conscious Sedation / Analgesia||$500 USD|
|Nitrous (Laughing Gas)||$250 USD|
|Local Anestesia||FREE charge|
Treatment and Stay in Cancun
Snap on Dentures require two visits to Cancun. The shortest time frame is about 5 months in the lower jaw and 7 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:
- Surgical phase: Requires at least a 7 days stay in Cancun. The Dentist can place the implants and the supporting bar in one step in some cases. Success rate for this procedure is high.
- Restorative phase: Requires at least a 8 days stay in Cancun. Three to six months later, a second surgery exposes the tops of the implants.
Different Types of Snap on Dentures
Bar Retained Dentures are “the best option for Snap on restorations”. It requires regular implants as the dentist will screw a secondary bar 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 lab with our CAD/CAM and Milling technologies available.
Require at least 2 implants and 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.
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, durable, and have some built-in angulation compensation. In addition, repair and replacement are fast and easy.
Ball Abutments are probably the most common attachment for Snap on Dentures. 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. 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.
Mini Implants or Regular Implants?
For decades, Dentists have used Dental Implants 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. As a result of the loss of a tooth, the bone in the jow is also lost. This loss can lead to a collapse of facial bone and muscles, creating a turned down mouth and sunken jaw look. The Implants actually stimulate bone growth and help to preserve the natural contours of the face.
We use Straumann implants, a global brand leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry.
Titanium alloys are the main component of mini implants. These materials are strong enough to withstand normal chewing force and are a good alternative for immediate load and long term restorations. Dentists used it for stabilizing dentures.
For stabilizing dentures Dr. Gavaldon recommends that about 6 Mini Implants are inserted in the front of the patient’s lower jaw and 6 to 8 on the upper jaw.
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 Osseointegration.
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.
Traditional Implants are cylinders or screws made of titanium that act as anchors, replacing your natural tooth roots. They can use for the upper or lower jaw, these implants are directly attached to your jawbone and gum tissue. Regular 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.
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 6 to 9 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.
Am I Candidate for Snap on Dentures?
Dental Implants require uncompromised bone structure to support them. Your Dentist will determine the quality of your jaw’s bone structure by reviewing your past medical history. Also, he will check your current medical status, and recent X-Rays and CT Scans.
In general, 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.
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.
before coming to Cancun Pre Ops
history 3 weeks before surgery
Smoking and Dental Implants don’t go together. Why did you lose your teeth / tooth in the first place. We know smoking can be difficult to quit but we insist that patients stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to their Dental Implants. In rare cases we might ask you to quit sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission by our dental surgeon.
history 3 weeks before surgery
We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. Please try and stay away from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions and may interfere with wound healing.
history 3 weeks before surgery
(over-the-counter and prescribed)
Please check with your Physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.
You will be instructed by our surgeon or patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.
history 3 weeks before surgery
It is important that you maintain a healthy diet. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or some form of a modified diet tailored to your surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions! It is a good idea to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like well cooked pastas, eggs, soup / broths, and yogurt are also good ideas. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.
history 2 weeks before surgery
- All products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
- All anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
- All anti-coagulants.
- Vitamin E taken internally.
- If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
history 2 weeks before surgery
- Take a Multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
- Take Vitamin A – 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
- Take Vitamin C – 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
- Take Pineapple enzyme (from a health food store), twice a day, this helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.
history 1 week before until 2 weeks after surgery
- Eat healthy, regular meals.
- Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
- Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
history 1 week before surgery
- You may begin taking topical anti inflammatory
- Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
- Continue taking Pineapple enzyme as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.
Post Op Instructions
Standards of good oral hygiene are critical for the success and functionality of the implants and restoration. The best way to prevent infection and ensure healing is to keep your mouth clean. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal beginning the day after surgery. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste after meals and at bedtime. A dental Waterpik is very useful to irrigate underneath the denture to flush out debris.
After this implant procedure is normal to present minimal bleeding. The best way to stop bleeding is to place a damp piece of gauze in the mouth and gently bite for 30 minutes. Rest quietly with your head elevated. If bleeding continues, use gauze for an additional 30 minutes. You may see pink or blood-tinged saliva for 2-3 days following the surgery; It does not indicate a problem. Suture material may last 2 to 3 weeks and should be left alone. Do not pull or cut the sutures yourself.
Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until 24 hours after surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days. Swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Apply the ice packs to the outside of the face 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours.
Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. More severe pain may require a narcotic pain medication. Narcotic pain medication will make you drowsy, do not drive or operate mechanical machinery while taking the prescription. Your Dentist could prescribe an antibacterial mouth rinse (twice daily) in the first two weeks following implant surgery. You should take your Post-operative antibiotics as the dentist directs it and always take the entire course of the prescription.
After General anesthetic or I.V. sedation, start with liquids. While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days, compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. We recommend high protein shakes/smoothies (Ensure, Special K, etc.) as meal replacement supplements. Patients are restricted to a SOFT CHEW diet for the first 6 weeks… if food cannot be easily cut with a fork… DO NOT eat it!
history 48 hours after surgery
For the first 48 hours you should rest and relax with no physical activity. After 48 hours, you may resume activity as tolerated.
- Ice Cream
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cream of Wheat / Oatmeal
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cottage Cheese
- Ice Chips
- Smoothies / Protein Shakes
Add soft foods when numbness is gone / Increase diet as tolerated
- If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.
- Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles get swollen and the normal act of swallowing can become painful. This will subside in 2 to 3 days.
- Stiffness of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days. Do not force your mouth open. Massage the muscles and apply moist heat.
- With upper jaw implant treatment, you may develop bleeding from the nose. This is usually a temporary finding and will not persist past 2 to 3 days. Avoid blowing your nose for several days.
- An appointment with your general dentist may be needed within a few days of surgery to make any adjustments to your temporary denture.
- Your case is individual as no two mouths are alike. Discuss all questions or concerns with your oral surgeon or implant coordinator.
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Snap on Dentures FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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 1 888 231 8041 to schedule an evaluation. Of our Dental Coordinators will be more than happy to assist you.
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.
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.