If you are missing a full arch of teeth or if you have a serious oral health issue that requires the extraction of multiple teeth, you may be wondering what your options are to restore your smile.
While dentures are cost-effective, they can be quite inconvenient. Dental implants are very expensive, so it is usually not possible to replace every missing tooth with a dental implant.
At the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, there’s another choice for patients with multiple missing teeth. Dr. Charles Schof specializes in Hybridge implant-supported restorations, an option that combines the full-mouth restorative power of dentures with the permanent convenience of dental implants. Hybridge uses 4-6 dental implants to permanently attach dentures, providing a complete smile restoration.
Hybridge offers many benefits for patients missing teeth, and you’ll want to consider these if you are weighing your options.
Over time, dentures and dental bridges can cause the underlying jaw and gum tissue to recede. This is because there is no root left and there is no stimulation for the tissue. As jaw and gum tissue recede, this can result in a weakened jaw and/or a change in your facial structure.
Hybridge, on the other hand, allows you to maintain a healthy jaw and gum, because the dental implants bond permanently with the surrounding tissue and strengthen it.
Dentures take a long time to get used to, and even when they fit perfectly, they can slip and slide around. This is embarrassing during conversation, and it can make eating and chewing quite difficult.
Hybridge dentures are attached permanently to dental implants. This means your teeth will not move around, and you’ll be able to enjoy full dental function. Your teeth will also look completely natural so you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence and peace of mind.
Dentures require constant maintenance such as soaking, cleaning, realining and more, making them quite inconvenient to care for.
However, most Hybridge dentures are made of porcelain, which requires very little maintenance. You can care for Hybridge dentures the same way you care for your natural teeth. Follow a normal oral care routine by brushing 2-3 times a day, flossing or using a Waterpik, and using mouthwash to keep your mouth clean. That’s all there is to it!
If you think that Hybridge might be right for you, come visit Dr. Charles Schof of the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence today. Dr. Schof has years of experience with implant-supported dentures, including Hybridge.
At your oral exam and consultation, Dr. Schof will help you determine if you are eligible for Hybridge implants or if alternative treatments like dental bridges or dentures are right for you. With his informative, patient-centered approach, you can explore every option. You can read our patient testimonials to learn more about how Dr. Schof has worked with patients to develop personalized treatment plans while providing honest, quality care.
Don’t wait, and don’t let missing teeth affect your oral health or confidence. Contact us today at (985) 626-4401, or drop by our Mandeville office at 240 Dalwill Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471.