Standard Dentures Vs. Implant Hybrid Dentures
When you lose several teeth whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.
Standard Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Implant Hybrid Dentures
Implant Hybrid dentures are a great way to replace teeth when all or most of the teeth are missing on the upper or lower jaw. They are especially useful when a lot of bone is lost and patient is having a difficult time wearing a denture. Implant Hybrid restorations can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
“ Implant Hybrid restorations can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.”
The hybrid restoration, then, supplies both teeth and artificial gums to give you back your proper facial support and offers the best aesthetic control. TEETH-IN-A-DAY™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure on the same day in coordination with the restorative dentist. This procedure can be done on a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. This allows for you to have a temporary fixed prosthesis immediately, eliminating the need to go without teeth.
Furthermore, with the advent of computer-guided planning (Nobel Guide) we are able to plan the placement of your implants with the highest level of accuracy on the computer ahead of time, allowing us to perform the surgery in the most non-invasive fashion, meaning no post-operative swelling. As a result, patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The hybrid is fixed on the supporting implants. Thus it is not removable. The prostheses consist of a metal frame screwed onto the implants with teeth and pink acrylic added to simulate the teeth and gums. The appliance can readily be removed by the dentist by loosening the screws. This is only needed occasionally for maintenance and sometimes for more thorough professional cleanings.