A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry available and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post by one of the doctor’s trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created just for you. Dental implants are sometimes used instead of bridges in order to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the missing teeth.
While some dentures can shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking, and difficulty chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.
They are a cross between a regular denture and a fixed bridge or a “Hybrid”. When there is a lot of bone loss in your jaws and you would like teeth that don’t have to be taken out a Hybrid Denture is the best solution. A regular porcelain bridge that doesn’t replace any of the gum tissue would give the teeth the appearance of being way too large for your mouth. A hybrid denture solves this problem by replacing the gum tissue with pink acrylic between the teeth to allow the teeth to be of normal size and appearance.