HYBRID DENTURE is a treatment that, like other conventional dentures, replaces dental pieces that are excessively worn or damaged by diseases such as cavities or periodontitis, in order to provide the patient with maximum functioning capacity in its repetitive masticatory process. The prosthesis or hybrid denture is used to fully restore either, one or both mandibular arches of the patient.
How are hybrid dentures made and placed?
Mandibular impressions are made for the laboratory to provide the right size for the metal fixtures before the surgery is performed.
Then, they are anchored to the tooth space through, at least, 4 to 6 previously placed dental implants.
The hybrid dental prosthesis is screwed, obtaining complete fixation which provides the patients with confidence through a fixed denture that allows them to chew everything without any fear.
Advantages over conventional dentures:
It is, of course, the best way to restore the patient’s self-confidence. Unlike conventional dentures (removable), hybrid dental prostheses are permanently fixed to these patients’ arches, providing the highest dental functionality in processes such as eating and also achieving maximum aesthetics, by recovering the natural look on their teeth, and maximum comfort by avoiding the necessity of special care to keep the denture or remove it from the oral cavity.
Cleaning and maintenance of the hybrid denture
A hybrid denture fixed with implants requires a periodic examination every 6 to 12 months. In a normal procedure, the odontologist would carefully remove the artificial hybrid to clean all nooks and crannies thoroughly from remains that may have stuck in them during this period of time. Besides this periodic visit to the dentist, hybrid dentures do not require any more care than your natural teeth, in other words, daily dental brushing, flossing, interproximal brushing, water jet irrigation, and mouthwashes with fluor. All these, in order to prevent any diseases. In these cases, keeping your gums healthy is a high priority.
Our professionalism guarantees your health and comfort!
In Dr. Omar Sanchez Dental Group, we work with the best dental laboratories of the region to adapt hybrid dentures to the needs of our patients. Even though the cost of hybrid dentures may be higher than conventional removable dentures, it is worth considering it as an option. It is a system that is highly recommended by dentists worldwide since it provides much security to the patient, it restores their self-confidence because of its natural look, and it is also much more comfortable. If you need a hybrid denture and would like to improve your mastication, your comfort, and your smile, contact us today and schedule an appointment for an evaluation. It will be a great pleasure for our team to assist and guide you through this process. Don’t forget to follow us to be updated on details of dental treatments that will help you improve your oral health and your smile!