What are hybrid dentures, and what are their advantages? 

At Gentle Dentistry of Columbus, Drs. Devon Paris and Laura Watterson of Columbus, Georgia, work hard to educate patients on their options when they are faced with conditions such as tooth loss or extraction. One option for patients to consider is hybrid dentures, which are an excellent way to address significant tooth loss by combining removable dentures and dental implants.

What are hybrid dentures?

Hybrid dentures are a type of non-removable dental prosthesis that has the stability of natural teeth and can be designed to look however you want them to look. They are secured in place by implants, providing greater strength, stability, and more importantly long-term wearability than conventional dentures.

What are the goals and benefits of hybrid dentures?

Hybrid dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. In addition to increased stability, these prostheses may also help prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure since they don’t rely solely on suction or adhesives for support. As with any dental restoration, proper oral hygiene is necessary to keep your hybrid denture stay clean, healthy, and last.

Who is a good candidate for hybrid dentures?

Hybrid dentures may be an excellent option for those who have lost all or most of their upper or lower teeth or have ground down their teeth over the years from stress or habits that no other option is available. Candidates should have enough bone density in their jaw to support the implants necessary for placing hybrid dentures. Our team will assess your candidacy during an in-depth consultation, which includes a comprehensive review of your dental history, any relevant medical conditions, and x-rays of the mouth. We may also use unique, specialized 3D imaging technology to ensure that you are receiving optimal care.

Learn more about hybrid dentures at our Columbus, Georgia, area practice.

Drs. Devon Paris and Laura Watterson of Gentle Dentistry of Columbus believe everyone should have a smile they are proud to share! With our team of professionals, we can assist you in determining if hybrid dentures are fitting for you. Start with an evaluation and consultation appointment with our dentists by calling (706) 321-4330. We are conveniently located at 500 Brookstone Centre Pkwy Bldg 300 and are open to new and existing patients and families seeking comprehensive care. We also serve patients in the nearby cities of Phoenix City, LaGrange, Fortson, Manchester, and Hamilton. Schedule your appointment today and experience the Gentle Dentistry of Columbus difference!