Anytime dentures are portrayed in the movies, they are shown as clunky, unattractive fixtures worn by older grandparents who take their dentures out of their mouths at the most inappropriate times. Though such a representation is usually exaggerated, it originates from the real observation that traditional dentures don’t always stay firmly placed in the mouth or offer ease of use. This is exactly why hybrid dentures have become so popular over the last few years. If you are looking for a denture solution that provides the ultimate appearance and function combined, look no further than hybrids.
Hybrid Dentures Are Anchored
The most common complaint among patients with dentures relates to the shifting, rocking, and rubbing that occurs with traditional dentures. Since normal dentures rest on top of the gums but are not attached in any real way, they run the risk of coming loose or shifting as you chew, talk, and smile. Hybrid dentures solve this problem, because they are anchored by dental implants. Implants are strong titanium screws that are placed directly through your gums into your jawbone. They fuse with the jaw to replace missing tooth roots, then provide an anchor above the gumline upon which dentures can be affixed. This means your dentures will remain perfectly in place in your mouth, but can be quickly removed by your dentist if a problem occurs. [Read more…]