What about Fixed or Hybrid Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are usually removable. However, if you want, you can consider getting fixed dentures, also called “hybrid dentures.” These dentures are solidly attached in your mouth, removable only by an implant dentist.
Hybrid dentures have some benefits. You won’t be taking your dentures out and putting them in a glass at night. You will always be able to smile at your spouse or significant other, even when you wake up in the middle of the night. Not to mention smiling at yourself in the mirror. People also find that this makes dentures feel more like a part of themselves, instead of having something that sits in their mouth. The fully screwed in attachment means these dentures will absolutely not dislodge under normal circumstances.
People might also benefit medically from hybrid dentures. When you take dentures out at night, your jaw might move into an unhealthy position. You can develop jaw pain or headaches. It’s also more likely that your airway will collapse when sleeping without dentures, increasing your risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
However, it is harder to keep fully fixed dentures clean and healthy. If you can’t clean fixed dentures well enough when they’re in your mouth, you might need removable dentures to ensure they stay clean. Otherwise, gum disease could develop that might lead to implant failure.