If you have missing teeth and are looking at dental restoration options, there are many options to consider. Dentures, dental implants, dental bridges and implant-denture combinations are some of the available ways to replace missing teeth. One of the possible solutions for multiple missing teeth are hybrid dentures, which we offer at Liberty Lake Smile Source in Spokane Valley.
What Is a Hybrid Implant Denture?
Hybrid implant dentures or fixed hybrid dentures are a combination of implants and a partial denture or bridge. Conventional partial dentures use the gums and existing teeth to hold the denture in place, but the prosthetic device can slip. With a hybrid denture, dental implants are used to secure the denture in place. This offers better stability, comfort, function and appearance than a removable denture. A fixed hybrid denture is also stronger than a dental bridge, providing a better bite for chewing.
Fixed Hybrid vs Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a cost-effective option for replacing multiple missing teeth, but they have many drawbacks. The device slips in and uses a metal cage to secure the teeth in place, but they can move and slip when talking or eating. Since they are not permanently secured, partial dentures have limited strength and must be removed to be cleaned. Many people have lost their partial dentures or damaged them since they are frequently removed.
A fixed hybrid denture is held in place with dental implants. They do not come out but stay in the mouth 24/7. You can brush your dentures like your natural teeth and enjoy the confidence of knowing your teeth will stay put when you are talking or eating. Since dental implants are used, you receive the benefit of jawbone stimulation to promote bone growth similar to natural teeth.
Hybrid dentures are a great option for those who have lost some, but not all their teeth. They are more affordable than replacing each missing tooth with a dental implant. To learn more about fixed hybrid dentures and the many different restorative dentistry options we offer at Liberty Lake Smile Source, contact our dental center. We are conveniently located near Spokane, WA, and Post Falls, ID, in Liberty Lake.