A denture is the customary tooth replacement option for patients missing a full arch of teeth, traditionally as a removable appliance that required daily adhesives to secure in place. While dentures restore chewing function and speech, removable dentures can often become uncomfortable, unstable and frustrating for many patients.
Dr. Brian Sang is a restorative dentist in Florence with advanced training in the placement of hybrid dentures using dental implants for a permanently secured and stable new smile. Dr. Sang offers experienced, personalized dental care for your tooth replacement needs to help you enjoy your best quality of life and a confident smile.
What is a fixed hybrid denture?
A fixed hybrid denture is a custom cosmetic denture made to be permanently secured using several dental implants. As few as four dental implants, also called All On Four, can be placed to secure the denture depending on your dental health condition and oral structure. The denture is held in place with the titanium posts that are placed into healthy jaw bone. Once the process is complete, your new smile is stable and lasting, supporting long term oral health and improved quality of life.
What are the benefits of a fixed denture?
A fixed denture can provide several key benefits that should be considered when choosing the best tooth replacement option for your needs.
- A permanent and secure replacement for lost teeth: no slipping
- No need for daily adhesives to keep your smile in place
- Minimized irritation of the gums and soft tissues
- Restored ability to chew and speak with confidence
Am I a candidate for a fixed hybrid denture?
Most patients can be considered a candidate for a fixed denture, or can become a candidate with bone grafting. Dr. Sang will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your smile to determine if your jaw bone is healthy enough to support the implants. He can work with you to address any concerns that would impact your result. Healthy gums and stable bone structure are the key components of a successful outcome.
How long is the fixed denture process?
The length of time it may take to place the final denture will depend on the condition of your smile and the possible need for bone or sinus grafting prior to placing the dental implants. Dr. Sang will begin the process with digital diagnostics to examine all aspects of your oral health and create a treatment plan to meet your needs.
If there is a need for bone grafting to support the implants and a successful result, Dr. Sang will coordinate your procedure and follow up to ensure a healthy recovery.
The length of the procedure and time needed between each step will depend on your overall health condition, the number of implants needed and the type of implants being placed. Dr. Sang will go over all aspects of your treatment plan after your consultation to educate you on your options and what to expect along the way. The goal of treatment is a lasting new smile that is comfortable, natural looking and healthy.