Implant Retained Hybrid Dentures

Dental implants have become increasingly important in oral reconstruction. This patient had a failing reconstruction with severe wear, decay, and gum disease. Utilizing implants, he was converted to an implant-retained fixed hybrid dentures made of Zirconia. Not only does this extremely strong denture stay in his mouth permanently, it also doesn't cover his palate allowing him to taste and speak normally! Although you can see the borders of the denture in this picture, you cannot when he is eating, talking, and smiling.