A dental disease, a sudden accident, or a congenital condition could cost you a full arch of teeth, significantly limiting your ability to eat, speak, and smile. Getting new teeth as soon as you can is crucial for maintaining your appearance, confidence, and quality of life. But instead of getting a traditional denture that sits directly on the gums and will eventually need to be replaced, Drs. Rutledge, Le, and Bradley can offer a simplified, long-lasting solution with the Hybridge system. Call Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today to learn more about advanced, reliable hybridge dental implants in Lincoln, NE.
Hybridge, simply put, is a very specific technique to replace all of the missing or unhealthy teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Conventional implants can be placed using one of several different techniques, but with Hybridge, a certain protocol simplifies the process as much as possible. It requires the use of 5 or 6 high-quality implants that have been made according to very specific standards; when complete, you’ll enjoy an attractive new smile with full dental function in a fraction of the time it takes to place traditional implant-retained dentures.
Hybridge implants can be used to replace up to 12 teeth at once in the upper or lower jaw. About 5 or 6 implants are needed, and the process can be completed in as little as 3 to 16 weeks. Any remaining natural teeth need to be removed first; the upper jaw will need time to heal, but the lower jaw can receive implants immediately after an extraction. You’ll be provided with a temporary restoration so that you won’t have to go without teeth at any point.