Due to new dental technology and practices, at Menlo Park Smiles we can offer our patients of Menlo Park, California a new and more permanent solution to replace a whole arch of teeth. Traditional dentures are the original way that dentists would go about replacing someone’s full set of teeth. Although traditional dentures may be good for some, we are seeing that hybrid dentures are giving our patients at Menlo Park Smiles a higher quality of life.
What’s the difference?
Traditional dentures are a set of artificial teeth and gums that sit on the patient’s natural gums with adhesive to try to prevent movement while chewing and talking. This type of denture can slip and cause natural gums and jaw bones to start to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation.
Hybrid dentures are still a set of artificial teeth and gums, but the main difference is that they are secured to your jaw bone with dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium or gold rods that are surgically placed into the jaw bone to provide support for artificial restorations.
Dental implants allow hybrid dentures to be permanently placed into your mouth improving the quality of life. Unlike traditional dentures, the implants that are secured onto the dentures are stimulating jaw bone preventing it from deteriorating.
Hybrid Dentures at Menlo Park Smiles
After speaking with the dentist about receiving hybrid dentures there are only 3 steps that need to be taken, the first being extracting any left existing teeth. After healing from the extractions, you will be sent into oral surgery for implants or artificial tooth roots to be installed. Although each case is different, the common amount of implants needed for each arch of dentures is 4.
It can take the implants to fuse to the jaw bone anywhere from 3 to 6 months, also allowing proper healing. Custom-made hybrid dentures will then be permanently placed onto implants giving you that new and perfect smile.
Hybrid dentures are something to take into consideration if you are needing a new set of teeth that will improve the quality of your life. Please make an appointment at Menlo Park Smiles here in Menlo Park, CA to speak with Dr. Daftarian about obtaining your hybrid denture set!