Hybrid Implants Are an Alternative to Dentures

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Are you unhappy with your current dentures? Do they not stay in place? Is it difficult to eat with them? Is your speech altered? Is your taste not the same? Adjusting to dentures may be very difficult and a source of much anxiety and embarrassment.

Traditional removable dentures are not your only solution.

Dental Implants can help you by supporting a more secure and stable replacement for teeth. The “hybrid denture” is referred to as a hybrid because it combines the advantages of a fixed replacement with those of a removable denture. A hybrid denture requires placing four or more dental implants in the jaw. In most cases a temporary denture is essentially screwed into the dental implants on the same day of dental implant placement (teeth in one day). After the dental implants have completely healed (usually 4-6 months), a final hybrid denture is fabricated and inserted which is more durable and aesthetic in nature. The hybrid denture is fixed and is only able to be removed by your general dentist–which will rarely be done.

If you are a denture wearer, or you have multiple problematic teeth, and you want a non-removable teeth solution, hybrid dentures could be the answer for you. Unlike removable dentures, hybrid dentures do not feel bulky. For the upper denture the roof of the mouth will remain open. While this feels more natural, it also lets you enjoy the taste of your food. Hybrid dentures also are much more stable and do not shift against the jaw ridge. They are firmly anchored into the dental implants. This stability also avoids the occasional soreness which can happen beneath dentures when foods like seeds get trapped below. Patients with hybrid dentures generally report that they can eat anything, from steak to corn on the cob.

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