Traditional dentures are a standard option for replacing some or all of the missing teeth in an arch. However, they do have some drawbacks, such as being unstable and slipping out when the patient is eating or speaking. At Spencer Dental, we offer patients a more stable and comfortable option known as hybrid dentures. These dentures also rest on the gums but instead of being held in place by suction or dental adhesives, they are held in place by dental implants.
Hybrid dentures are secured by being attached to implants and cannot be removed without the assistance of a dentist. They are an ideal option for patients who do not want to wear standard, removable dentures and are looking for a more stable, comfortable, and natural-looking solution.
Fixed Hybrid Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Fixed hybrid dentures provide several advantages over standard dentures, including being less bulky and more stable. They are attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone. This means they're secure and won't move or slip out when you eat or speak.
Another advantage of fixed hybrids is that, in contrast to conventional dentures, they leave very little space between the gums and denture, making them feel more like natural teeth. Finally, they have a more natural appearance and are the closest to feeling like you still have your original teeth.
The Advantages of FixedHybrid Dentures
One of the main issues caused by tooth loss is that chewing becomes difficult. With traditional dentures, it may take some time to get used to chewing with them, and they may also slip or move as you chew. With fixed hybrids, you won't have to worry about your denture moving while eating because they are secure and allow you to chew food just like you did with your natural teeth.
Simple to Maintain
Traditional dentures are removable and must be taken out each day to be cleaned. Hybrid implant dentures require less effort as they are permanently attached to your jaw. You can clean your hybrids just like you clean natural teeth, by brushing twice a day.
Fixed hybrids look and feel more like natural teeth. With your new smile, you'll look and feel better, which will boost your confidence. The dental implants that hold the hybrids in place also stimulate the jawbone, helping support your facial structure by preventing bone loss.
If you’re considering fixed hybrid dentures, visit Spencer Dental at 207 Southdowne Dr, Maryville, TN 37801, or call (865) 983-5451 for more information.