Hybrid Dentures

Smiling woman with apple showing off her hybrid dentures

Do you hate how your dentures slip around in your mouth making it difficult to speak and chew? If so, you’re not alone. Fortunately, hybrid dentures offer a sturdier option. Since hybrid dentures are secured to sturdy dental implants they won’t move around in your mouth like traditional dentures. And the best part is, you can return to eating all the foods you enjoy most. If you’re sick of your dentures sliding around in your mouth, call Novato Oral Surgery located in Novato, California, today. You can also schedule your appointment online.

How are hybrid dentures different than traditional dentures?

Traditional dentures are removable and usually stick to your gums using an adhesive. This can cause problems when eating and drinking your favorite foods and beverages, and while speaking. The adhesives often allow your dentures to slip around your mouth making it hard to chew and you might notice yourself slurring your words.

Hybrid dentures are a sturdier option because they attach securely to dental implants. Since the implants act as artificial tooth roots your hybrid dentures won’t move around in your mouth. With hybrid dentures, you can enjoy your favorite foods and don’t have to worry about them falling out. You don’t have to take them out at night, and since your implants stimulate your jawbone, you won’t experience bone loss like traditional denture wearers.  

How should I care for my hybrid dentures?

One of the best parts about opting for hybrid dentures is that you care for them just like you would your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, but just make sure you are using a non-abrasive toothpaste. Make sure you are brushing the acrylic gum portion of your hybrid dentures, too.

Compared to traditional dentures, hybrid dentures are much easier to care for. With traditional dentures, they need to be taken out at night and soaked in special solutions. You need to make sure they don’t dry out and warp. Hybrid dentures stay permanently in your mouth.  

 Talk to your Novato Oral Surgery provider about the best strategies for caring for your hybrid dentures.  

How long do hybrid dentures last?

Unlike traditional dentures, with proper care and regular visits to your dentist, your hybrid dentures can last indefinitely. Traditional dentures need replaced every five to eight years. 

Call Novato Oral Surgery or schedule a consultation online today to find out if hybrid dentures are right for you.

Call Novato Oral Surgery or schedule a consultation online today to find out if hybrid dentures are right for you.

Our doctors who provide this service

Susan Snyder, DDS

Susan Snyder, DDS, MD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in jaw alignment, wisdom teeth removal, facial reconstruction, oral pathology, and more. She takes the necessary time to make sure all her patients feel comfortable taking the time to explain each procedure and viable treatment options.

Mahr Elder, DDS

Mahr Elder, DDS, MD, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with expertise in TMJ disorders, jaw trauma, dental implants, and much more. He belongs to the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and values volunteer work both abroad and right here in Marin County where he provides free orthodontic care through the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation.

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