Nuvo Snap vs Nuvo Hybrids



Although traditional dentures can be effective ways to replace missing teeth, they also have a number of drawbacks. Ill-fitting dentures can move inside the mouth, irritate the gums, and even be responsible for an embarrassing clicking sound. Dentures can also require messy, uncomfortable adhesives to stay in place. With implant-supported dentures, the dentures are anchored by implants to stabilize them and help preserve bone and gum tissue. Using what’s known as a dental implant, here at Smile Nuvo our dentist can create a kind of artificial tooth root for your dentures, eliminating the need for adhesives and pastes and helping you attain a more natural feel among the teeth. The dentures are then snapped into place over the implants.


With Nuvo-Snap dentures, you can reclaim your life. These effective denture stabilization options can also reduce instances of food getting trapped inside your dentures, enhance your ability to chew and speak without difficulty, and diminish the negative effects dentures can have on surrounding teeth and gums. These special dentures will quickly restore your self-confidence. With a fully functional smile, you can finally grin again. Your dentures will be customized to match your existing teeth and complement your unique facial structure. Your peers shouldn’t be able to tell they’re false teeth!


During the exam, Dr. Erica Elannan will review your medical and dental histories, take X-rays and create impressions of your teeth and gums so that models can be made. In some cases, a computed tomography (CT) scan of your mouth will be utilized to identify the location of the sinuses (located above your upper teeth) and nerves. It allows the Dentist to make sure the sinuses and nerves will not be affected by the implant placement. A CT scan also reveals how much bone is available and to determine the best locations for the implants.

If you are not already wearing a complete denture to replace your missing teeth, your dentist will make you one. You will use this temporary denture until the implant-supported denture is placed. It will take about four visits, spanning several weeks, to complete this denture. By making this temporary denture, your dentist is able to determine the best position for the teeth in the final denture. The temporary denture also can be used as a backup if something happens to the final implant-supported denture. The temporary denture can also be used as the final denture to reduce overall cost, Attachments will need to be added so it can fit securely to the implants.

Once the temporary denture is finished, the surgeon will use a copy of it as a guide to help place the implants in the proper positions. Holes will be drilled in the copy of the denture so that the surgeon can see where the implants should be placed.


If you have multiple areas of missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arches of your mouth, an innovative option called Nuvo Snap also known as “All-on-4 may be an ideal solution. Nuvo Snap can be particularly beneficial for individuals who are missing most or all of their teeth, providing an alternative to full sets of dental implants and a more stable and secure option when compared to traditional dentures. Our experienced dentists in Scottsdale can create a customized Nuvo Snap treatment plan designed to meet your needs and restore your teeth with results that look and feel natural.

Nuvo Hybrid is a special type of full arch tooth replacement, a superior option to the traditional denture. The treatment involves a combination of dental implants and a customized set of teeth that are fixed and not removable—like natural teeth! Nuvo Hybrid is designed for patients that do not want a denture but need teeth.


There is a variety of potential advantages for patients who choose to replace missing teeth with Nuvo Hybrid, including:

  • The treatment does not require the use of messy pastes and adhesives for stability.
  • All missing teeth on the upper or lower arches or both can be replaced.
  • The dental implants are designed to be permanent.
  • Additional bone deterioration due to missing teeth can be prevented.
  • Patients can enjoy an enhanced ability to properly speak and chew.
  • There are less food restrictions when compared with traditional dentures.
  • The procedure can significantly improve smile aesthetics.
  • Results typically look, feel, and function more like natural teeth.


Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. With the Nuvo Hybrid Dental Implant Procedure, the patient has one or two visits to our office to allow the cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon to gather information for a treatment plan (e.g., CAT scan, X-rays, impressions, photos). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation.
In one appointment, all remaining teeth in the arch are removed and the implants are placed. A transitional set of teeth are attached to the implants and, over a period of several months, the implants fuse to the bone, effectively serving as artificial tooth roots anchoring your new teeth. Once the implants are finished healing, we will take new impressions of the patient's mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure the longest life of the teeth, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.


At Smile Nuvo we are emphatic about your teeth looking beautiful and real. Dr. Elannan will work to fabricate a final set of teeth, made out of premium zirconia, which has unparalleled strength and optimal esthetics for a more natural-looking smile. As with all of our makeover cases, your teeth will only be secured in place after your personal approval and extreme satisfaction. Utilizing this approach, you will receive an extra level of confidence in making your new dream smile a reality.