All-On-4 Hybrid Dentures

Are missing teeth seriously impacting your quality of life? If you have lost all or most of your natural teeth on the upper or lower arch of your mouth, our experienced dentist provides many choices to restore your smile! At Mangrove Bay Dentistry we offer a traditional complete overdenture, a snap-on denture supported by mini implants, conventional implants with locator abutments, so patients can remove and seat their dentures, or a hybrid denture that is retained on 4 or more dental implants.

Many patients report that the fixed nature of a hybrid denture is the most similar to having a full set of natural teeth, and it is a popular choice for complete smile restoration. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Toan Tran, provides innovative All-On-4 treatment through collaboration with a local implant surgeon, and he can help you regain the ability to eat, speak and smile again like normal!

What Is An All-On-4 Hybrid Denture?

Traditionally, a full denture is held in the mouth by resting over the gums and forming a seal with the gums through the use of messy adhesives. The denture is made of an acrylic plastic base that is colored to look like gum tissue, and it supports a full set of prosthetic teeth. This type of dental appliance is removed for cleaning and while asleep at night. It is often called a "full removable denture" or "overdenture."

While this denture can be cost-effective, it is very common for a removable overdenture to slip out of place while eating and speaking. That is why Dr. Tran always informs his patients of all their treatment options including All-On-4 hybrid dentures. All-On-4 hybrid dentures are called "All-on-4" because patients with missing teeth can have an upper or lower overdenture fixed on as few as four dental implants. Rarely do bone enhancement procedures need to be performed prior to All-on-4 implant placement. In fact, oftentimes, a precision-fit hybrid denture can be delivered in the same appointment as implant placement.

Hybrid dentures are worn 24 hours a day and are brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. When you visit us for your dental checkup appointments at Mangrove Bay Dentistry, we will remove the denture for cleaning and examine your gum and bone tissue. If you have difficulty cleaning your denture, we will provide in-office cleaning on a more frequent basis until you become proficient at it. The good news is that a hybrid denture fixed on dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

There are several advantages of choosing a hybrid denture over other methods of tooth replacement including:

  • It is highly stable because the implants are crafted from durable titanium
  • Eating is more enjoyable because the hybrid denture does not cover the soft palate of the mouth
  • Biting strength is restored so you can eat all of your favorite foods
  • The denture never slips because it is firmly attached to your jawbone
  • Your facial structure is maintained because the dental implants stimulate the growth of your bone and helps your jawbone maintain much of its bone dentistry and shape
  • Natural-looking tooth replacement solution
  • Saves money over time by permanently replacing a full set of teeth at once, instead of using individual implants

Are You Interested In An Alternative To Removable Dentures?

If you are interested in a more permanent alternative to removable dentures, Dr. Tran will be happy to provide you with a complimentary All-On-4 hybrid denture consultation. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tran to learn about all your smile restoration options. We'll take the time to work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your smile goals and budget. Call us at (813) 544-6778.

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