If you are missing your teeth, or if your teeth are no longer healthy and need to be removed, you may be surprised to learn that you have several different options for replacing your missing teeth. Many people consider only a traditional denture or partial when they are missing a lot of teeth, but there are some newer treatments that are available.
The hybrid denture is a combination of dental implants and a traditional denture. The dental implants are made up of usually four to five implants and are installed in the jaw to hold the hybrid denture. The denture is then snapped into place using the dental implants for a natural feel that doesn’t shift. Here are some of the advantages and benefits of a hybrid denture.
Natural Look and Feel
One of the complaints that people have about dentures is that they do not feel or look natural. It can be difficult to learn how to speak clearly right after getting a traditional denture. Eating and drinking can also be a challenge until you get used to it, and some foods may continue to be a challenge. This is because the denture shifts and moves within the mouth, making it feel uncomfortable and like a foreign object. A hybrid denture does not shift or move, but is a part of your mouth. This makes it more natural to speak and eat, and it looks more natural in your mouth as well.
No Sore Spots
Dentures and partials can cause sore spots in the mouth on the gums or on the inside of the cheek. This is due to the shifting of the denture or partial in the mouth as you speak and eat. Sores on the inside of your mouth can make it impossible to wear your denture for several days, affecting your life in many ways. A hybrid denture doesn’t move or shift in any way, so you don’t get those sore spots in your mouth.
If you are interested in a hybrid denture to replace your missing teeth, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.