If all of your upper or lower teeth need to be replaced, fixed/hybrid dentures are one of the most natural looking and feeling teeth replacement options available. Hybrid dentures eliminate the negative aspects of conventional dentures, including slippage, clacking, sore spots, loss of taste and other problem aspects. They are a way to replace missing teeth and gum tissue with a prosthetic that attaches to dental implants.
What you Should Know about Fixed Hybrid Dentures
Hybrid dentures are recommended when you have a lot of bone loss in your jaw. This method provides a fixed/non-removable alternative to a conventional denture, and it has a solid feel as close to real teeth as possible. Because this fixed hybrid does not cover the roof your mouth, your tongue or your cheeks, you are better able to enjoy the taste and temperature of food.
If you still have a few of your natural teeth left, they will be removed during this process. The procedure can all be done in one day. While waiting the three months for your custom dentures to be ready, you’ll be fitted with a temporary denture, allowing you to be able to function normally. Sometimes this procedure is referred to as a “smile in a day.” Call Dr. Julie Phillips Prosthodontics today at 336-274-5400, and we can get you started on restoring your smile!