My dentures are worn out, and I have to use a lot of adhesives just to keep them on. I want cosmetic dentures this time because my current dentures are ugly. You notice certain things more when it involves you. Now that I am in the market for new dentures, I’ve heard the term hybrid dentures twice. Do they work better than implant dentures? Thanks. Bobbie
Thank you for contacting Bayou Dental Group with your question about hybrid dentures.
What Is a Hybrid Denture?
A hybrid denture is a complete denture that is attached to dental implants. The term refers to combining two or more things. Hybrid dentures combine a complete denture with dental implants. Other words used to describe this process are implant-supported dentures, fixed dentures, or simply implant dentures.
What Are the Advantages of a Hybrid Denture?
A hybrid denture eliminates uncomfortable aspects of dentures, including slipping, clicking, or completely dislodging.
- Denture function will improve, making it easier to speak and eat.
- An upper hybrid denture is palateless, so you can enjoy the taste of food more than you can with a removable denture that covers your palate.
- Dental implants anchored in your jawbone stimulate the bone, preventing shrinkage and premature facial sagging.
- They fit better and look more like your natural teeth.
- You will not need to remove them nightly for cleaning.
- They are secure because they screw onto dental implants, preventing them from loosening and requiring you to use denture adhesive.
Are You a Candidate for a Hybrid Denture?
You may be a candidate for a hybrid denture if you have good oral and physical health. Even if you have a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, you can still get dental implants if diabetes is well-controlled. After a comprehensive examination and a 3-D CT scan, a dentist will explain your options.
Look for a dentist with advanced dental implants and cosmetic dentistry training to get quality care and predictable results.
David Finley, DDS, a Monroe, Louisiana, accredited cosmetic dentist and Academy of General Dentistry Fellow, sponsors this post. Read about what Dr. Finley, Dr. Thompson, and Dr. Coughran do to provide some of the best dental care in Monroe.