When you need to rebuild your upper and/or lower dental ridge, an implant-supported hybrid denture may be the best way to achieve optimal long-term cosmetic and functional results.
What Is a Hybrid Denture?
A hybrid denture combines the full-mouth reconstructive abilities of a complete denture with the foundational support of a fixed, implant-supported prosthesis. Much like a traditional denture, it consists of a full set of custom-designed, highly lifelike and durable replacement teeth. The prosthesis spans your entire dental ridge to replace all of your lost teeth, and it also consists of a natural-looking, comfortable, gum-colored base that is affixed to a series of dental implants.
What Are the Benefits of Hybrid Dentures?
The benefits of hybrid dentures are many, and they include the comprehensive results of replacing your lost teeth roots as well as the visible portions of your lost teeth. The hybrid prosthesis can be adequately supported on 4-6 dental implant posts, which are inserted into your jawbone to anchor your denture in place. This provides a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Your denture will appear more lifelike
- The posts will prevent the denture from slipping
- Your jawbone will be stimulated when you bite and chew
- You won’t have to worry about removing your denture
- The posts will become permanent parts of your jawbone
- Your hybrid denture will also support your surrounding facial features
Do You Make a Good Candidate for Hybrid Dentures?
If you’re missing all of your teeth on your upper and/or lower dental ridge, then you may be a good candidate for an implant-supported hybrid denture. Before recommending one, your dentist will thoroughly examine your jawbone and oral structures to ensure that they can adequately support the posts.