What are Hybrid Dentures?

Hybrid dentures provide a comfortable and affordable option for patients who have lost or are in danger of losing their teeth. Despite the wide range of treatment options available, hybrid dentures are natural-looking and offer a long-term solution. These dentures are sturdy and can restore the look and function of your smile. 

At White Plains Family Dentistry, located in White Plains, NY, our team of dental experts provides innovative care and can help you understand the benefits of hybrid dentures. 

Why hybrid dentures are a highly-effective option

Hybrid dentures can replace lost teeth, notably if you’re missing several teeth or a whole row of them. Using a set of four dental implants, one of our dental specialists fuses a titanium or gold bar to a set of acrylic teeth, setting it in place with your jaw. Over time, through osseointegration, the implants fuse permanently to the jaw bone. Because this bar is made to stay in one place, removing them requires the help of a dental specialist. 

They are made to be about the same size as your teeth and have a pink acrylic that makes them appear more natural. There is a gap between your jaw bone and dentures, which is meant to make regular brushing and cleaning simple. The prosthetic is secure and stable, patients with hybrid dentures report being able to eat anything without fearing the occasional soreness or trapping of food beneath the denture. 

What to expect from the procedure 

One of our specialists provides you with an anesthetic to keep the pain away. A temporary denture is made to allow the doctor to map out where the permanent teeth go. The doctor proceeds to screw the temporary denture to the implant. 

Our office uses cutting edge technology, which allows most patients to get their dentures in one appointment. After 4-6 months, the implants heal, and the final hybrid denture is placed, providing a durable yet aesthetically pleasing prosthetic. 

Who are good candidates for hybrid dentures?

One of our dental professionals determines if you’re right for hybrid dentures by examining your teeth using digital X-rays. The doctor examines your bone structure to see if it can support the implant and provide a proper bite alignment. Patients who have lost their teeth in an accident or to oral disease are good candidates for hybrid dentures. If you’ve lost a portion of your jawbone from traditional dentures, you might also be a good candidate for the procedure. 

People who elect this treatment option are in overall good health and refrain from regular tobacco usage. Existing health conditions such as respiratory or heart disease may make you ineligible for hybrid dentures. The dentures are considered hybrids because they combine the advantages of denatures you can remove with those of a fixed implant replacement. 

Some benefits of hybrid dentures include:

It is vital to maintain regular dental visits and cleanings biannually. 

If you’re looking to replace missing teeth with hybrid dentures, call our office in White Plains or book an appointment online. 

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