Hybrid Dentures

Hybrid Dentures

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Hybrid dentures may be the solution for you if your teeth are not where you wish they could be, whether they are decaying or you simply aren’t happy with your smile. Hybrid dentures are a more permanent alternative to regular dentures. Dentures help improve chewing and eating, facial muscle sagging, speaking, and your overall smile. 

Hybrid dentures are created to replace a whole row of teeth with multiple implants. They don’t move around because they are fixed in place with screws and are designed to replace missing gum tissue. These dentures are more natural-looking, with four to six dental implants placed in your mouth to create a solid base. The hybrid is an excellent option if you need dentures but don’t want to take them in and out daily. 

Some benefits to hybrid dentures are the fact that they look and feel like natural teeth. Compared to a regular denture, hybrid dentures do not cover the roof of the mouth. This makes it easy for the wearer to enjoy eating and drinking altogether. Also, creams and adhesives are not needed to secure hybrid dentures in place since they are secured with screws. Hybrids also increase the bite strength, which allows for an increased option of foods.

Some disadvantages of hybrid dentures are that small amounts of food or bacteria can lodge their way beneath the dentures, usually causing light pain or discomfort. Even though hybrid dentures are less bulky, an improper fit can lead to breaks or bone loss around the dental implants they are secured to. With this, it is highly essential to make sure your hybrid dentures are correctly fitted. Regular dental visits can help eliminate these disadvantages, but it is important to know that if you do not regularly maintain your dentures, there can be severe consequences.

Everyone has different dental needs, but looking into denture options, hybrids might be for you. Hybrid dentures allow for a better quality of life, confidence, and self-esteem. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we offer many denture options, including hybrid dentures. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to see if hybrids are right for you!

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Post-Halloween‌ ‌Teeth‌ ‌Cleaning‌ ‌

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Post-Halloween can be just as spooky when you head to the dentist and realize you may have indulged in too much candy this year. From chocolate to sour candy, to caramel, to peanut butter, the delicious candy you stock up on during the holiday can have some severe effects on your teeth. From cavities to plaque buildup, things can get scary in your mouth, and that is why it is essential to visit the dentist sometime in November. 

Sugar is a huge problem when it comes to tooth decay, and this has been proven repeatedly. After eating foods that contain sugar, like candy, the molecules combine with saliva and bacteria present in the mouth. This combination leads to plaque buildup, which oftentimes leads to cavities. 

Sticky candies like gummies, Skittles, and Tootsie Rolls take more time to chew and can stick to and between your teeth. The longer candy stays in your mouth, the easier it is for the candy’s bacteria causing sugars to cause tooth decay and cavities. Sour candies, like Sour Patch Kids, are too acidic and can dissolve tooth enamel. Hard candies like Jolly Ranchers are especially dangerous because they can sit on your mouth for an extended period and can crack and break your teeth. Chocolate is the least harmful to your teeth, and dark chocolate has tooth decay fighting antioxidants, but many people do not find dark chocolate as tasty!

Some ways you can help your teeth after Halloween is getting your teeth cleaned by the professionals and removing all of the plaque, as well as getting a fluoride treatment on your teeth. Fluoride can help provide extra protection from tooth decay and cavities. If you already have cavities from Halloween, your dentist can fill them to prevent further tooth decay.

Overall, it is imperative to schedule a visit to the dentist after Halloween. We are all guilty of indulging in way too much candy at times but it is essential to protect our smiles. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we are happy to see patients for regular teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and taking care of cavities. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment! 

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