How Do Hybrid Dentures Work?
Hybrid dentures use dental implant technology, but they also borrow from much older technology. They work similar to traditional dentures, but they are fused into your jaw providing you with a full new set of teeth. Like traditional dentures, they are customized to fit your mouth. Unlike traditional dentures, you don’t have to take them out and you care for them the same way you would a natural set of teeth. You simply brush them. You won’t have to worry about what kinds of food you can or cannot eat. You won’t have to worry about them falling out while you’re eating. Hybrid dentures give you the full use of a real-looking and fully functioning set of teeth.
In order to install them, your dentist will need to create four abutments where the dentures will be installed. Once the process is completed, you will have a permanent solution to tooth loss.
How Are Hybrid Dentures Installed?
Hybrid dentures are installed in several steps. The first step is removing your already existing teeth. Once those teeth are removed, you can be fitted for the abutments in the same session. The abutments will be installed directly into your jawline, and you can leave the same day with a temporary set of teeth.
We won’t want to install your permanent teeth until the titanium or zirconium implants have fully integrated (fused) with your jawbone. This will take at least a month and as many as two. However, you will leave after the initial surgery with a much better set of teeth than you had prior to coming in and much better than glue-on dentures.
Importantly, however, when you leave you will have a functioning set of teeth. These teeth might not look as perfect as your permanent teeth will, but the temporary teeth will aid your doctor in crafting an even better set once your implants have fused with your jawbone. Afterward, you will have a perfect set of new teeth and a beautiful smile!