Hybrid Dentures vs Dental Implants


What Are Hybrid Dentures? 

Hybrid dentures (these may also be called implant-supported dentures or fixed-detachable dentures) are a type of dental prosthesis that brings the stability and consitency of dental implants with the convience of dentures. These dentures are designed to be a more stable and permanent solution compared to traditional removable dentures.

Hybrid dentures are securely anchored by dental implants that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The number of implants needed varies but generally ranges from four to six for each arch (upper or lower jaw). These implants serve as a foundation for attaching the denture, ensuring it remains stable and secure within the mouth.


Hybrid Dentures or Dental Implants?

Both hybrid dentures and dental implants are effective for replacing missing teeth, yet they differ in significant ways. Hybrid dentures, or implant-supported dentures, blend dental implants and dentures. They’re affixed in place and supported by implants surgically inserted into the jawbone. This option suits individuals missing most or all teeth, seeking a stable, permanent alternative to traditional dentures. Hybrid dentures offer improved stability, comfort during eating and speaking, and enhanced aesthetics.

Conversely, dental implants can be standalone implants placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Unlike hybrid dentures, which replace entire arches, dental implants can replace either individual or multiple teeth or full arches. Dental implants can also be used with other treatments like bridges or crowns for tooth replacement. The choice between hybrid dentures and dental implants depends on the individual’s dental needs, preferences, and the expertise of Dr. Patel, who only chooses what’s best for his patients.

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