Hybrid Dentures

Smiling older woman showing hybrid dentures - Vallejo Oral Surgery, CA

Sick of your dentures moving around in your mouth when you speak and chew? Consider hybrid dentures. This revolutionary new prosthetic option attaches securely to dental implants. Since the dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, your hybrid dentures won’t move or shift in your mouth. If you are interested in dentures that don’t slip, call the Vallejo Oral Surgery office or book your appointment online.

How are hybrid dentures different from traditional dentures?

Traditional dentures use adhesives to attach to your gums. That means every morning you have to take time to put on your dentures and continue to fix them throughout the day as they slip and slide in your mouth. To top it off, as your jaw shape changes, you’ll need to be refitting for dentures every few years. 

Conversely, hybrid dentures attach securely to your mouth with the help of dental implants. You don’t have to take them out every night like traditional dentures, as they stay in your mouth permanently. The benefits of hybrid dentures include:

  • Clean just like you would natural teeth
  • Won’t slip
  • Better speech
  • Better chewing ability
  • Stimulates your jaw so you won’t lose bone density

If you’d like to further discuss the benefits of hybrid dentures with a Vallejo Oral Surgery provider, call the office or book an appointment online. 

Why do I need dental implants for hybrid dentures?

For hybrid dentures, dental implants serve as artificial teeth roots and connect your dentures to your jawbone. They won’t shift or slip and work just like your natural teeth. Dental implants add another important feature: they stimulate your jaw just like your natural teeth would so you won’t lose any bone density giving you that sunken face look so common with traditional denture wearers.  

What’s the process for getting hybrid dentures?

The process of getting hybrid dentures takes three steps. At your first appointment, your Vallejo Oral Surgery provider will extract any of your remaining teeth. Afterward, you must wait a few weeks for your extraction sites to heal.

Next, your surgeon will implant small titanium rods into your jawbone that act as artificial tooth roots. For a full set of hybrid dentures, it usually takes four implants. Every case is different, and your Vallejo Oral Surgery provider will give you details for your specific case. 

After your implants are installed, you’ll wait three to six months as they fuse with your jawbone. Once fused, your dentist will attach your new dentures, created especially for the shape and size of your mouth.

Make traditional dentures a thing of the past. Call Vallejo Oral Surgery to set up a consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Make traditional dentures a thing of the past. Call Vallejo Oral Surgery to set up a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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