restore your confidence
with hybrid dentures
Hybrid dentures provide additional security and they don't have to be removed daily.
what are hybrid dentures?
UNDERSTANDING HYRBRID DENTURES
Hybrid dentures, also known as fixed implant-supported dentures or implant-supported hybrid dentures, are a type of dental prosthesis that combines the benefits of dental implants and dentures. They are typically used to replace multiple missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth.
Hybrid dentures are made up of a custom-made prosthetic dental arch that is attached to dental implants. The implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as anchors to hold the prosthetic arch securely in place. This allows the hybrid denture to function much like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
what are the benefits?
BENEFITS OF HYBRID DENTURES
There are several benefits to hybrid dentures, including:
Stability: Hybrid dentures are securely anchored in place with dental implants, which means that they do not shift or move around like traditional dentures. This can help prevent embarrassing slips or clicks while eating or speaking.
Comfort: Because hybrid dentures are supported by dental implants, they do not rest directly on the gums like traditional dentures. This can help reduce irritation and discomfort.
Improved function: Hybrid dentures can improve your ability to eat and speak with confidence, as they function much like natural teeth.
Durability: Hybrid dentures are made from strong, durable materials that can withstand the forces of biting and chewing.
Aesthetics: Hybrid dentures are custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth, which can help improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence.
what do i need to know?
GETTING HYBRID DENTURES
The process of getting hybrid dentures typically takes several months and multiple appointments with our office. Here is a general timeline of the hybrid denture process:
Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Borges will evaluate your oral health and determine if hybrid dentures are a suitable treatment option for you. They will also explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Treatment planning: If you are a good candidate for hybrid dentures, our dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. This may include extractions, dental implant surgery, and creating a custom-made dental prosthesis.
Extractions: If you need any extractions at the site of the implant, these must be performed first and then allowed to heal for 3-6 months. If you don't need any extractions before the implant is placed, then your next step is implant placement.
Implant surgery: If you need dental implants, the surgery is usually performed in two stages. During the first stage, the implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. The second stage, performed after the healing period, involves placing an abutment onto the implant, which serves as a connector for the dental prosthesis.
Healing period: After implant surgery, you will need to allow time for the implants to fuse with the jawbone. This process, known as osseointegration, can take 3-6 months on average.
Placement of dental prosthesis: Once the implants have fully healed, your dentist will place the custom-made dental prosthesis onto the abutments. This may require several appointments to ensure a proper fit and alignment.
The entire process of getting hybrid dentures can take several months, depending on your individual needs and the complexity of your case. Dr. Borges will provide you with a more specific timeline based on your situation.
maintaining your hybrid dentures
Maintaining hybrid dentures is important to ensure their longevity and to keep them functioning properly. Here are some tips for maintaining hybrid dentures:
Practice good oral hygiene: Proper oral hygiene is essential to maintain the health of your dental implants and to prevent infection. You should brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Flossing once a day is also important to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth and around the implant site. Your dentist may recommend using a water flosser or interdental brush to clean around the implants.
Regular dental check-ups: You should schedule regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure the health of your implants and to detect any problems early. Your dentist may recommend professional cleanings every 6 months to help remove plaque and tartar buildup around the implants.
Avoid hard or sticky foods: Chewing on hard or sticky foods can damage your hybrid dentures or cause them to loosen. You should avoid biting down on hard objects like ice or pens, and sticky foods like caramel or chewing gum.
Wear a nightguard: If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your hybrid dentures from damage.
Repair or replace damaged dentures: If your hybrid dentures become damaged or loose, it is important to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Delaying repairs can cause further damage and may require more extensive dental work.
By following these maintenance tips, you can help ensure the longevity and functionality of your hybrid dentures.
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