What are dental hybrid dentures in Brentwood?
When someone is missing a tooth or teeth, not only is the aesthetics of the smile affected, but also digestive health. Due to the impact of gaps in the mouth, it is important to replace missing teeth without delay. When gaps are left untreated, the body will naturally work to fill them by allowing surrounding teeth to shift into a new position. Should a patient reach a point where all teeth need to be removed, the available treatment options are varied. In our office in Brentwood, dental hybrid dentures
are one very effective solution to missing teeth.
Most people look to either the dental bridge or a denture appliance to fill spaces left by missing teeth. Today, rather than live with a temporary solution, patients have the option of permanently correcting such an issue using dental implant technology.
Dental implants consist of a tiny titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. In some cases, individual teeth are replaced with singular implants and artificial teeth. However, there are instances when treatment with hybrid dentures is ideal. Our Brentwood dental hybrid dentures
, also called fixed detachable dentures, provide patients with the ideal tooth replacement treatment that allows them to feel confident in their smile at an affordable price.
Different from a standard dental implant, the hybrid denture appliance gains strength from the implant but also contains much of what would be expected from a traditional denture, like the gum tissue. This prosthesis, unlike traditional dentures, is not removable. Strong and functional, this hybrid treatment is often used for the patient who has experienced bone loss, perhaps from wearing dentures for a number of years. Containing the best of both worlds, the hybrid denture restores facial support needed for total confidence, and supplies comfort while eating, speaking, laughing, or smiling.
Denture wearers often report a feeling of apprehension with their traditional floating denture appliance. Held in place only with denture adhesive, these pieces are known to rub against delicate gum tissue, causing discomfort. Some patients experience the loosening of their dentures while speaking, laughing, or eating, where the appliance slips or falls out, resulting in an embarrassing situation.
Hybrid dentures are ideal in many cases, as they are typically less expensive than full dental implant treatment, but carry many of the same excellent benefits. Contact us for more information on your denture options, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alkhoury.