Fixed Hybrid Dentures
Screw-retained dentures with dental implants are an excellent treatment option for patients who require the replacement of all teeth in the upper or lower arch of the mouth.
Hybrid dentures improve your appearance by replacing your missing teeth while providing improved overall function for eating and speaking. They have the added stability of a fixed restoration thanks to the use of implants. Installation of hybrid dentures requires multiple appointments to place the dental implants and design your dentures.
Hybrid dentures provide stability and preserve surrounding bone structure.
Dentures are a prosthesis placed in the mouth containing replacement teeth that are mounted in a base made of pink resin. They are supported by a metal structure and customized to an exact fit over your natural gums. Fixed hybrid dentures are secured in place using dental implants, which are artificial roots placed into the supporting bone.
Utilizing implants provides a solid foundation for the denture teeth allowing for optimal eating and speaking. They also help preserve the surrounding bone, which can shrink over time without a root structure to support it.
How are dentures installed?
The first step in this process is to take an impression of the area. Dr. Patt will use the impression to create a set of temporary dentures for you. When the temporary dentures are complete, diagnostic images are taken to inform the placement of dental implants.
The area is prepared and your dental implants are placed. If the implants are stable enough to handle the force of biting, abutments will be secured into the implants. The next step is securing the temporary dentures will to the abutments.
At subsequent visits your dentist will monitor the healing process, letting you know when the area is ready for the next phase of treatment. Once your implants have fully healed, we will take new impressions of your mouth. These impressions will be used to create your final dentures.
During follow-up appointments, Dr. Patt will check for proper fit and bite alignment of the final denture. Multiple incremental try-in fittings may be required to ensure the best final result for you. Once all adjustments have been made, the final dentures are fixed in place.
When the process is complete, you will have a custom restoration designed to replace your natural teeth. Your fixed hybrid dentures will improve your appearance and promote optimal function when eating and speaking.
Call us or book a consultation to discuss restorative options — sometimes a hybrid solution might be best for you. At BOCO Dental, we’ll take the time to educate you and answer all your questions, so you’ll feel confident that you’re getting the best possible care.