My dentures are worn out and I have to use a lot of adhesive just to keep them on. I want cosmetic dentures this time because my current dentures are just plain ugly. I guess you notice certain things more when it involves you. Now that I am in the market for new dentures, twice I’ve heard the term hybrid dentures. What are hybrid dentures? Thanks. Bobbie
Bobbie – The term hybrid is used in reference to something that is made by combining two or more things. Hybrid dentures combine complete removable dentures with dental implants. Other terms used to describe this process are implant-supported dentures, fixed dentures, or implant dentures.
Acrylic dentures with metal framework are customized to ensure proper fit. The framework is made to support multiple dental implants. The more implants there are, the more stable your dentures will be. Hybrid dentures eliminate the negative aspects of dentures, including slipping, clicking, or completely dislodging.
A thorough review of your medical history and diagnostic studies are used to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. If you are, dental implants will be surgically placed in your jawbone. You will wear temporary dentures for a few months while your jawbone fused to the implants. After the healing period, your permanent dentures will be secured to the dental implants.
Hybrid dentures will feel like your natural teeth. Eating with dentures will become more enjoyable and you will be able to speak and laugh with ease, and not be concerned about the stability of the dentures. You can also say goodbye to denture adhesives. They will no longer be needed.
Be certain to find a dentist who offers cosmetic dentures and implant-supported dentures to get natural-looking results.
This post is sponsored by the San Jose dentists at Hillsdale Dental Care.