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What Are Hybrid Dentures?

According to a study in 2020, nearly 41 million Americans used dentures as a tooth replacement option. There are several factors that can contribute to the loss of teeth including gum disease or injury. However, dental technology has advanced so that there are many options available when considering how to replace missing teeth. One such advancement are hybrid dentures.

At the Dental and Denture Care Center here in Spring Hill, Florida, are team of dental experts can help you decide which tooth replacement option is the best solution for you. In many cases we recommend hybrid dentures as they provide the best of both implants and dentures in one procedure.

How Are Hybrid Dentures Different?

Traditional dentures are great because they allow the wearer to eat, chew and speak properly. However, they do have some downsides. For example, they need to be removed and cleaned on a regular basis and most need adhesives to prevent them from falling out of the mouth. Plus, the adhesives can be on the messy side. They also don’t exactly have the feel of natural teeth. So, they can be uncomfortable at times.

Hybrid dentures are also sometimes called mini implants or implant supported dentures. The primary difference between these and traditional dentures is that hybrid dentures are fixed in place. Therefore, they can only be removed by your dentist. To the wearer, they feel natural and they won’t slip out of the mouth. So, you only have to worry about keeping the teeth clean just as you would any natural teeth through proper brushing techniques.

Dental And Denture Care Center, Spring Hill, FL, Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures

How Do HYbrid Dentures Work?

If you’re wondering how dentures can be permanently secured in place, you’re not alone. In short, implant supported dentures are very similar to dental implants. Just like dental implants, your dentist installs four titanium posts into the gums. The bone in the jaw then fuses to the posts securing them in place. 

With traditional dental implants, teeth are secured in place individually. For those with several missing teeth, this can end up being very expensive. On the contrary, for hybrid dentures, the four posts can be implemented in one procedure, making the cost less than individual implants.

Once the posts have healed and are securely in place, your dentist will then secure a row of prosthetic teeth or dentures in place. The dentures are installed on top of the posts and you then have a brand new set of teeth.

How To Take Care Of Hybrid Dentures

You’ll need to see your dentist for regular dental exams. Only they can remove and clean your hybrid dentures. The one drawback regarding hybrid dentures is making sure to avoid getting food caught between the dentures and your gums. If food gets in there, it is possible you’ll end up with an infection. Regular checkups and professional teeth cleanings can help to avoid that.

If You Are Ready To Learn More About Hybrid Dentures, Give Us A Call

If you are ready to learn more or want to find out if you can be a candidate for hybrid dentures, give us a call today. Our staff can answer all your questions and our dentist, Juan C. Fabrega, can offer more detailed information based on your particular situation. Please call The Dental and Denture Care Center at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here to schedule your appointment today. Our team of dental experts are ready to give you the best smile of your life.