Gwinnett County Hybrid Dentures
Dentures slip and slide. Dental implants are one option, but the thought of spending a significant amount of time without teeth has scared you off. There is a solution that can give you the best of both worlds. Immediate hybrid dentures give you the permanence of implants without the hassle of waiting for implants to fuse. If you’re interested in how you can have a brand new smile in just one visit, call Dr. Bruce E. Carter today. Dr. Bruce E. Carter is a trusted Gwinnett County hybrid dentures dentist.
Express, Immediate Hybrid Dentures in Lawrenceville, GA
Are you struggling with adhesive compounds, eight hour cleanings and inability to eat your favorite foods because you have dentures? Did you consider dental implants, but changed your mind because of the amount of time spent without teeth? Hybrid dentures might be an option for you. If you are healthy and have adequate jawbone density, a simple procedure that combines implant and traditional denture technology can give you a brand new smile that won’t slip or slide, looks and feels natural, and allows you to take a bite out of a juicy apple without fear. In Lawrenceville, GA, Dr. Bruce E. Carter’s state-of-the-art dental practice provides expert hybrid denture placement. Contact us today to find out more.
Dentures are custom-made and help patients retain facial shape and chew food more easily. However, dentures are not made to last a lifetime. They begin to shift and slip the more often they are worn. They have to be removed for many hours at a time for cleaning. Even with dentures, most patients are unable to eat foods that are chewy (red meat), crunch (apples) or hard (candies), and the palette is covered by dentures which changes the way that food tastes.
Implants are a great option for restoring bite health to a more natural state. However, in order to have successful dental implants, you need to have a good deal of jawbone density, it takes months and sometimes years to complete the process which can include bone grafting and extensive sinus surgery. In rare cases, patients are able to have their dental prosthesis attached on the same visit that they receive their implant, but most cannot have the denture placed for some time.
The Hybrid Difference
With a hybrid denture you get the best of both worlds. Unlike implant supported dentures, there’s no waiting for the implants to fuse to the jawbone (osseointegrate), or endure reconstructive surgery or bone grafts. Dr. Carter uses the Teeth Xpress! technology developed by BioHorizons, a pioneer in the dental implant field. With Teeth Xpress! there are just three easy steps to a brand new smile.
First, you will meet with Dr. Carter for a consultation. If you currently wear dentures, the doctor will inspect their fit, x-ray to determine your bone health and examine your gum health. If you do not have dentures but believe you may need them, Dr. Carter will help you determine whether you need dentures, or another form of dental restoration. You may also need a medical evaluation to determine, if you are healthy enough to endure the procedure. Chronic illnesses like diabetes can make it more difficult for your body to heal after the placement.
Next, you will have an opportunity to study the pros and cons of your denture options, and create a dental health plan that’s right for you. If you decide that hybrid dentures are a viable option, Dr. Carter will get to work making a model of your jaw to create an individualized hybrid denture placement plan, and build your prosthesis.
During a second visit, the doctor will remove any remaining teeth, and place your hybrid denture in the same visit. It is highly recommended that patients receive some form of sedation during the procedure. Once you leave the office, you will have a brand new smile. Unlike traditional dentures, your new hybrid denture is not removable at home, but you will need to bring them back to our office to be removed and cleaned periodically.
Come See us at the Gwinnett Medical Center Today
Are you pushing your dentures back onto the roof of your mouth right now? Stop dealing with the hassle of traditional dentures, and call us today to schedule your hybrid denture consultation. Dr. Carter is happy to serve patients in Lawrenceville, GA at his practice conveniently located one block from the Gwinnett Medical Center. We also welcome patients from surrounding areas including Dacula, Grayson, Snellville, Lilburn, Norcross, Duluth, Suwanee, and the neighboring Gwinnett County areas.