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Frequently Asked Questions About Hybridge Implant Dentures
Hybridge implant dentures is a dental restoration for patients who have lost all the teeth on a dental arch. In this article, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about Hybridge implants.
Hybridge implant dentures FAQs
Hybridge implant denture is a carefully fabricated denture supported by titanium dental implants. The implants are inserted into the jawbone and provide the required stimulation for bone health and preservation. Unlike conventional dentures that sit on the gums, these dentures are permanently attached to the dental implants, thus eliminating certain drawbacks of traditional dentures.
What happens if the patient does not have enough jawbone for the implants?
They can still be eligible for Hybridge implants. The Hybridge process is unique because it uses the patient’s existing bone. The implant specialist may recommend bone grafting in cases of extreme bone loss. Before the procedure, the dentist will conduct a CT scan to detect the volume of the bone present and if bone augmentation will be required.
How long is the recovery period?
Most patients can return to their routine within a few days. In most situations, the pain is minimal, but bruising may vary depending on the patient. If bruising occurs, the patient may be unable to return to work immediately. The average recovery time is three to five days before patients return to their full schedule.
How long do Hybridge implants last?
Hybridge dentures are fabricated from highly durable and strong materials. However, the rate of wear and tear depends on the habits of the patient. In most cases, minimal maintenance is required. However, patients with the habit of teeth grinding, clenching, and chewing on hard objects may require regular maintenance. If the denture gets damaged, it will have to be repaired or replaced, depending on the extent of the damage. Regardless, patients can expect to get several years of usage if they maintain good oral habits and go for routine dental checkups.
What is the duration of the treatment?
The duration of treatment is calculated, starting from the first surgical procedure to the final placement of the Hybridge dentures. The duration of treatment typically depends on:
- The need for teeth extractions
- If bone graft surgery is necessary
- If the patient has an oral infection when starting treatment
- The position of the Hybridge denture (upper or lower jaw)
Hybridge denture restoration can be finished in about two weeks. There are special cases where a significant bone grafting is required. This procedure can extend the treatment time beyond the usual 16-week period. The dentist will provide the patient with a treatment outline and timeline after the initial consultation so the patient can plan their appointments.
Will the patient be toothless throughout the treatment?
In most situations, the dentist will provide a temporary denture during the treatment period. The temporary denture is only for cosmetic purposes and will not serve as full dental functionality.
To learn more about Hybridge implant dentures and how you can get them, book an appointment with an implant specialist for a consultation.
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