Elevate Your Smile With Hybrid Dentures

Are you tired of the discomfort and limitations of traditional dentures? Your misery has come to an end, as Denver Dentures and Implants proudly introduces hybrid dentures, also known as All-On-4 full mouth implants. Experience the perfect blend of affordability and personalized care, a hallmark of our practice.

What Are Hybrid Dentures?

Hybrid dentures are a cutting-edge dental solution that offers a permanent alternative to traditional dentures. Unlike the conventional types that sit on the gums, hybrid dentures are anchored to the jawbone, providing a stable and natural-looking set of teeth. Crafted from high-quality zirconia, these dentures are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.

Key Features

  • Natural Appearance: Crafted to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.

  • Improved Speech: The stable foundation of the implants allows for clearer speech, eliminating the lisping or mumbling that can occur with ill-fitting traditional dentures.

  • Durability: Made from high-quality zirconia for long-lasting use.

  • Permanent Solution: Designed to be a lifelong solution for tooth loss.

  • Comfort: The secure fit eliminates common discomforts associated with traditional dentures, such as gum irritation and soreness.

  • Bone Preservation: They help to preserve jawbone density, reducing the risk of bone loss over time.

  • Easy Maintenance: Hybrid dentures are designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, streamlining your oral hygiene routine.
Denver Dentures and Implants | A New Horizon in Oral Health: Hybrid Dentures
Denver Dentures and Implants | A New Horizon in Oral Health: Hybrid Dentures

How Do Hybrid Dentures Work?

The functionality of hybrid dentures is rooted in the All-On-4 dental implant system. This involves a surgical procedure where four to six titanium implants are strategically placed into the jawbone. These implants serve as the foundation for the denture arch, ensuring stability and comfort.

Denver Dentures and Implants | A New Horizon in Oral Health: Hybrid Dentures

The Procedure Timeline for Hybrid Dentures

 

1. Pre-Procedure Consultation: Medical history and goals will be discussed to tailor the procedure.

2. Initial Assessment: A dental exam will be conducted to evaluate suitability, including checks for bone density.

3. Imaging and Planning: 3D X-rays will be utilized for precise planning of implant placement.

4. Local Anesthesia: Anaesthesia will be administered to numb the surgical area, ensuring a comfortable experience.

5. Implant Insertion: Four to six titanium implants will be placed into the jawbone to anchor the denture arch.

6. Temporary Denture: Surgical sites will be stitched, and a temporary denture will be attached for the healing phase.

7. Same-Day Option: Our in-house lab often allows for a temporary denture to be attached on the same day.

8. Healing Period: Three to six months will be allowed for the implants to integrate with the jawbone.

9. Follow-Ups: Healing will be monitored, and adjustments will be made during scheduled visits.

10. Final Fitting: The final zirconia denture arch will be attached once the implants are fully integrated.

11. Post-Care Guidelines: Instructions will be provided for maintaining the longevity of your hybrid dentures.

Exceptional Benefits Offered by Hybrid Dentures

 

Benefit Category 

Description

Stable Foundation

The anchored implants eliminate the need for adhesives and the risk of slippage.

Broad Food Choices

Enjoy a wider variety of foods without concern.

Cost-Efficiency

While the initial investment may be higher, the long-term benefits make it a cost-effective choice over time.

Enhanced Self-Esteem

The natural appearance and secure fit can significantly boost your confidence, allowing you to smile freely.

Quick Recovery

Modern surgical techniques and an in-house dental lab ensure a typically shorter recovery time post-procedure.

Personalized Experience

Despite being part of a large chain, a private practice feel ensures a personalized approach to your dental care.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Hybrid Dentures?

If you’re in search of a durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth, hybrid dentures may be your perfect match. This advanced dental option has gained popularity across a diverse demographic, from mature adults wanting a more permanent alternative to traditional dentures to individuals dealing with severe dental decay, gum disease, or traumatic injuries. Its versatility makes it a suitable choice for a wide variety of dental health needs, appealing to people at various life stages.

Denver Dentures and Implants | A New Horizon in Oral Health: Hybrid Dentures

Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants?

Our commitment to quality, expertise, and affordability makes us the go-to choice for hybrid dentures in Denver.

On-Site Technician and Dental Lab

Our on-site technician and dental lab ensure your custom denture arch is crafted to high standards, often on the same day as your procedure, eliminating waiting periods linked to external labs and enabling prompt adjustments.

 

Specialization in Dental Implants

At Denver Dentures and Implants, our expert team is highly trained in modern implant techniques, ensuring top-notch care. This focus keeps us updated on the latest technology advancements, providing you with effective, long-lasting solutions.

 

Affordable Pricing

We aim for affordable pricing without skimping on quality. Our hybrid dentures are competitively priced, starting at  $18,000 for a single arch, significantly lower than many competitors like ClearChoice. Additionally, we provide various financing options to make this life-changing procedure more accessible.

Denver Dentures and Implants | A New Horizon in Oral Health: Hybrid Dentures

Frequently Asked Questions

How many implants will I need?

The upper implant denture will need at least 4 implants. The lower implant denture will need at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more secure the denture will typically be. This is especially true for the lower denture. Three or four implants in the lower is generally much better than just two.

How much do implant dentures cost?

For pricing information on snap-in implant dentures click here!

I have had dentures for a long time, are implants still an option?

In most cases, yes! Our doctor will just need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

Will I get to use the implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

No, we must allow time for the implants to integrate with the bone. This is what makes your implants truly stable and will help ensure you enjoy many years, or decades, of use out of them. We usually wait between four and six months before securing to your implants.

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some soreness and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal tenderness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any discomfort.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Our practice does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. If you choose this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: A driver is REQUIRED for the procedure, someone who can drive you once you have taken your oral sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking this medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! Implant dentures are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with even stronger inserts if you prefer.

Can I remove the palate (roof of mouth) of this type of denture?

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread out the dental implants in order to remove a portion of the palate in a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, but that isn't always an option with snap-in dentures.

When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the ability to taste for many patients, and also increases hot and cold sensitivity, making for a more natural experience. For those patients with a severe gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.

When can I have the palate (middle part covering the roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

If you are a candidate for a palate-less denture, it will be removed from your final denture. This is after healing and osseointegration are finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice per year. This often depends on how many implants you have, the strength of your bite, how frequently you take your dentures in and out, and multiple other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out the inserts much faster. Only place your implant dentures in by hand.

What is alveoloplasty? Why is it important?

Alveoplasty is a procedure where the doctor contours your jawbone. This procedure is important because it can significantly improve the fit and comfort of your dentures.

What are tori? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of some patients. Tori are not harmful, however, they might prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so the doctor will often recommend having them removed.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is completely normal when you first have a prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your mouth considers it a foreign object and attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Additionally, you can expect to notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we do not know what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not use zirconia implants at this time.

Can food get lodged beneath my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic will get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.

How much time should I take off work to recover after the procedure?

Every patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait up to two weeks. As there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to get used to speaking and eating with your new teeth; the longer you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion we place inside your denture to help it fit and feel better as your mouth heals and changes shape following extractions.

Am I too young for snap-in dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It is very common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial for your general physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be very helpful for your psychological health. Again, wanting to replace teeth earlier in life is not uncommon.

What items should I have ready for after my procedure?

  • Ice packs
  • Wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away
  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing away
  • Soft foods such as:

          - soups

          - yogurt

          - cottage cheese

          - smoothies

          - protein shakes

          - eggs

          - mashed potatoes (gravy optional)

Once I have my prosthetic teeth attached, will I know how to use them immediately?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to get used to your new replacement teeth. With that being said, since they are attached using implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

Will I know how to talk with my new teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" can help you get used to your new teeth. Sometimes, patients might have a slight lisp long term with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some patients may experience very slight rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with 2 bottom implants, these will need to be placed in the front of your mouth making it possible for some rocking to happen. A dab of adhesive at the back on each side of the lower denture will usually correct this.

I can’t stand having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?

In this case, your best bet would be the All-On-4 procedure. Not all snap-in dentures can have the palate removed.

Can I remove implant dentures?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very easy. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; then snap them back in.

Can implants fail?

While titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can cause them to fail:

  • failure to integrate into the bone
  • smoking
  • diabetes

If an implant fails within the first year, your dentist will replace it at no charge to you.

What is involved with maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Periodically you’ll need to replace the snap rings in the implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time as you take your teeth in and out. They’re quick and affordable to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on the implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It takes just a few minutes a day. Take your dentures out 1-2 times per day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, remember to clean the implants. Scrub these with a very soft dental brush too.

Book a Free Consultation

Ready to elevate your smile and improve your quality of life? Contact Denver Dentures and Implants today to schedule your free consultation for hybrid dentures.

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