“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”

-Charlie Chaplin

Our smile is indeed a powerful force in our everyday lives and for those around us. They’re a major part of our human experience. Did you know that we are actually born smiling? Studies have also linked smiling to longevity and success in and of one’s life. Unfortunately, many of us are unhappy with or ashamed of our teeth. This can cause you to hide them or cause you to shy away from smiling, thus depriving yourself of the many joys and benefits of sharing your smile with the world. You deserve a radiant grin and all that it entails, and it’s important not to lose hope that this can be achieved.

Advances in dental technology and the increasing level of education among dentists are making the possibility of a repaired and revitalized smile greater by the day. Whether your teeth are damaged, misshapen or missing, or you worry that your advanced age might affect what can be done for you – there is hope. Hybrid dentistry is an emerging form of dental treatment that combines the concept of traditional dentures with dental implants to create or rebuild your ideal smile – one that you can proudly display to brighten the lives of those around you as well as your own!

How Do Hybrid Dentures Work?

As mentioned, this option combines the full and robust smile of the classic denture with the permanence of dental implant technology. Your new smile can be fully customized by you and your dentist to have the look and feel you’ve always dreamed of and is available to many older adults who don’t wish to deal with the slipping, maintenance or speech changes that come with a removable denture. Hybrid dentures are just as much a part of you as your natural teeth once were, and are versatile enough to accommodate remaining teeth (meaning you won’t necessarily have to have them all pulled!).

For best results, look for an accomplished dentist who uses the latest technology in their office. For example, a cone beam CT (CBCT) scanner will help both them and you plan your implants with a fully 3D scan that shows you your mouth in detail unlike you have ever seen before. An enhanced oral assessment system like the VELscope VX can examine the health of your mouth and soft tissues to make sure you are a good candidate for hybrid dentures. To aid in the healing process, ask if your potential dentist has an advanced recovery aid like the L-PRF™, which acts as a bioactive band-aid that helps your body protect and heal itself naturally.

How Will They Change My Life?

You’d be surprised at how a revitalized and presentable smile can change the way you feel. It can often seem like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders, boosting your self-esteem and giving you more confidence during introductions or conversations with the people in your life. The dark cloud of wondering “did they notice my teeth” or “I wonder what they think” will be removed, allowing you to be fully present in your interactions. Not only that, but you’ll win back many of the simple pleasures you had forgotten, like biting into a crispy apple or a steak cooked to perfection.

The beauty of hybrid dentures lies in their customizability, permanence and accessibility. No matter how many current or missing teeth you’d like to replace, the right dentist can build you a plan to create a smile just like the one you miss from your youth or had always dreamed of since then. Not only that, but the skill of the dentist combined with the wonders of dental technology make this an achievable choice for many who worried they’d run out of options for achieving it.

If you’d like to learn more about hybrid dentures, call Great Boca Smiles today at (561) 221-2045 or contact us online.