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Cosmetic Dentistry: What Are Hybrid Dentures?

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Cosmetic Dentistry | Everyone knows what dentures are. But there are several different types of dentures, and the kind needed depends upon the needs and resources of the individual patient. There are two basic types of dentures: traditional and hybrid. In short, hybrid dentures are just another type of traditional dentures.

Read on to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help older adults improve their appearance and eat better.

Types of Dentures

Your basic dentures have been around for an awfully long time. They are normally removable. An adhesive can be used to secure full dentures. An “anchor tooth” is a natural tooth used to attach partial dentures to. Further, patients can remove their traditional dentures for daily cleaning.

In addition, hybrid dentures are an alternate type of modern dentures. Technological innovations have provided new denture treatment options for patients. Hybrid dentures are simply dentures secured using a dental implant. Implants are firmly implanted within the jawbone to provide a firm foundation for these types of dentures, which are also known as implant-supported dentures.

Good Candidates

Although, they are a good treatment option for many people, hybrid dentures are not for everyone. To receive them, you must have adequate bone mass in the treatment area to support a dental implant. In addition, other factors include lifestyle habits and proper bite alignment.

Moreover, every treatment has its pros and cons. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid dentures.


  • Easily maintained: Traditional dentures require removal and cleaning each night, but hybrids are cleaned just like normal teeth. They don’t require removal, and you actually cannot remove them yourself. No special denture cleaner is needed; just brush them as normal.
  • Comfortable: Traditional dentures tend to be quite bulky and uncomfortable. However,  hybrid dentures are not as bulky, fitting comfortably in the mouth. They are screwed into place, offering more support and less chance of slippage.
  • No soreness: Since hybrid dentures are firmly anchored within your jaw. In addition, you should experience no rubbing and movement as with traditional dentures.


  • Expensive: Hybrid dentures cost more than traditional dentures.
  • Longer process: Receiving the required implants requires several months for the jawbone to fuse around the implants.

After Receiving Your Hybrid Dentures

Moreover, after receiving your new hybrid dentures, you need to take care to avoid hard and crunchy foods. Stick to eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, or soup to protect the treated area. Further, you want to select foods that require minimal chewing. In a few days, you can move up to harder foods.

Certainly, you should heal within a few weeks of your procedure and begin moving to a more normal diet. However, just make sure that you avoid eating hard foods until your pain and discomfort has reduced, and you are almost healed.

Your Consultation

In short, hybrid dentures are among the most welcome advancements in cosmetic dentistry in recent years. They allow patients to eat and chew normally without worrying about their dentures slipping or falling out. Most importantly, if you would like to receive more information about this type of dentures, contact us today to schedule a hybrid dentures consultation.

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