Lets talk Dental Health | The County Press thecountypress Lapeer, Michigan P.S. As is the case with implants, overdentures work to prevent bone shrinkage, which often compromises compromises the fit of ordinary dentures. HYBRID DENTURES While removable partial and full dentures work well to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across the lower or upper jaw, they have traditionally traditionally relied on adhesives to hold them in place. These products work by dramatically dramatically enhancing the coherence between the denture and gum tissue created by saliva alone. However, while denture adhesives help prevent slippage, they cannot compete with “dental implants,” which anchor replacement teeth firmly in the jawbone. There also is an option for denture wearers in the form of “overdentures,” which combine traditional traditional denture technology with modern advancements in dental implants. This “hybrid” option utilizes dental implants to anchor dentures securely in place to provide stronger biting ability that inspires inspires confidence. If one or more of your teeth have been lost to damage or decay, prompt attention with hybrid dentures, removable removable full and partial dentures, implants, or other methods of repair will prevent additional, perhaps bigger and more painful problems later on. Visit your dentist on a regular basis, and practice good home oral hygiene. It will pay off in the long run. If you don’t have a family dentist at this time, we invite you to our office at 1386 N. Main St. We have convenient office hours by appointment. appointment. Call 664-2235. We accept CareCredit and most dental insurance.