Implant-Supported Dentures vs Traditional Dentures

Traditional removable dentures have become part of the nomenclature for older men and women. TV shows and movies often use dentures as a visual shorthand for old age and often for comedic effect. And there are clear reasons why. While traditional dentures have served a vital role in helping people continue to enjoy their favorite foods after losing the majority of their adult teeth, there are so many obvious drawbacks to dentures. They change how we speak, they slip and fall out, and they do not look or function the way natural teeth do. For these reasons, more and more Americans are looking into implant-supported dentures like Hybridge Dental Implants. 

In this article, we will discuss the benefits and considerations of implant-supported dentures. If you are interested in learning more about how Hybridge Dental Implants could help you or a member of your family, contact Varinos Dental Associates for dental implant services in Massachusetts. 

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

When you think about dental implants you might think of a one-implant-to-tooth ratio. Dental implants are frequently used to replace a single tooth. They work by surgically attaching a post to the jawbone which then integrates with the jawbone. The false tooth is then attached to the top of the post. In this way, a dental implant fully mimics the way a natural tooth fits in the mouth. Dental bridges often just replace the crown or the part of a tooth that you can see above the gums. But implants replace the crown and the root preserving the natural structure of a tooth. 

Hybridge dental implants work by replacing full arches of teeth. Instead of a one-to-one relationship between tooth and implant, implant-supported dentures replace a full arch of teeth using only a few posts. The posts are placed based on the structure of your jaw and bone density. Hybridge dental implants replace entire rows of teeth all at once. 

Benefits of Hybridge Dental Implants

There are many benefits to getting implant-supported dentures in comparison to traditional dentures. First and foremost, implant-supported dentures behave and function much closer to natural teeth. They are not removable, do not slip, and are structurally closer to how our teeth naturally function. Dental implants are also highly durable and easy to maintain. Because implants are replacing the structure of your naturally existing teeth, they actually help preserve the shape of your face.

Considerations For Hybridge Dental Implants

  • Finding The Right Dentist: Not every dentist provides dental implants or Hybridge full arch implants. Just like getting braces or getting your wisdom teeth removed, you may need to find a dentist in your area who isn’t the dentist you go to for routine cleanings. In Massachusetts, we are the leading provider of Hybridge dental implants. 
  • Surgery & Recovery: Dental implants are a surgical procedure. This means you will need to recover from the procedure. Most patients can resume their normal day-to-day routines within a few days after the procedure. However, you may experience soreness, bruising, or similar symptoms that wane over time. It is important to follow your dentist’s advice regarding recovery. 
  • Insurance & Financing: Unfortunately many insurance plans do not provide full or partial coverage for implant-supported dentures, although it does depend on your insurance plan. You should always reach out to your policy provider regarding your specific coverage. Many dental offices that provide treatments like Hybridge Dental Implants provide other payment methods including financing options where you can pay for the treatment over time. 
  • Limitations: These implants aren’t always right for everyone. During a consultation, your dentist will make sure you have enough jawbone to support the dental implants effectively. It is important to note that even patients who have been told they didn’t have enough jaw bone for a singular dental implant might still be candidates for Hybridge Dental Implants since posts are placed based on the patient’s unique jawbone structure. 

Contact Varinos Dental Associates For More Information

If you live in Massachusetts and are interested in learning more about Hybridge Dental Implants or other restorative services, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs at a consultation at one of our offices in Massachusetts. For more information please give us a call or fill out our contact form

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