A fixed hybrid denture is a contemporary fixed restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think about replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Often dentures are painful, inconvenient, and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the ability to eat foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with fixed hybrid implant supported dentures, sometimes called an All-on-4® restoration. In this case, “fixed” means securely attached to the implants without the need to remove teeth during the night.
The hybrid denture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full-arch restoration supported by only four or five dental implants. With fewer implants needed, overall cost is reduced. Because all the implants are splinted together with the new teeth, greater overall stability is achieved, and a temporary set of teeth can be attached on the day of surgery in nearly all cases. The temporary restoration allows you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery with esthetic, securely-attached teeth. After a short healing period of three to four months, your dentist will place the final set of teeth. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
A fixed hybrid denture offers you many advantages.
⦁ A cost-effective solution. Your new replacement teeth require only 4 to 5 implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
⦁ Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, making bone grafting unnecessary in most cases.
⦁ Scientifically proven and documented. A fixed hybrid denture is supported by good clinical outcomes from studies over a decade with favorable results.