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What are snap-on dentures?

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Snap-on dentures are secured to the jaw using implant snaps instead of glue or adhesive to keep the dentures in place. The implant snaps are anchored in the jaw bone.

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What are snap-on dentures?
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According to Prosthodontic Associates of Northern Ohio, snap-on dentures as opposed to traditional dentures improve a person's chewing ability, allowing the wearer to eat a wider variety of healthy foods such as corn and apples. This type of implant stops bone loss that occurs when wearing regular dentures.

Snap-on dentures are available without a palate. Prosthodontic Associates say they are more comfortable than traditional dentures and provide easier speaking and swallowing. Palate-less snap-on dentures use four or more implants to keep the dentures secure and stable so that the wearer avoids embarrassing slipping of the dentures.

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