Hybrid Dental Implants
Dental implants are usually the best solution for patients with tooth loss. Not only are they stable, secure, and permanent, but they also appear completely natural. However, if you’re missing all of your top and bottom teeth due to unforeseen or unfavorable circumstances, you need a different solution.
Getting an implant for each tooth would be very costly, time-consuming, and, of course, frustrating. In that case, hybrid implants are an excellent dental replacement solution for you.
What are Hybrid Dental Implants?
Hybrid dental implants comprise two main components: an implant and a prosthetic crown. The implants are found in groups of four and are fused into their respective place with multiple titanium posts connected to the jaw for permanent support. Like with implants, the prosthetic crown is constructed with different materials to match your natural tooth shape and appearance and is then secured on top of the metal posts.
Difference Between Traditional and Hybrid Dental Implants
It is important to know the differences and pros and cons of choosing between traditional or hybrid implants.
Traditional dental implants are generally fabricated with porcelain and acrylic for a more natural look and enhanced durability as compared to dentures. Hybrid implants provide an extensive variety of materials, such as quality titanium, acrylic, and zirconia, all options offering different levels of durability. Hybrid implants are also constructed to fit your teeth and match your natural look.
Durability and Comfort
Both traditional and hybrid dental implants have a similar installation process, each featuring a titanium metal post that’s fused with the jawbone. However, while traditional implants are designed mainly for individual teeth, hybrid implants utilize multiple titanium posts to secure sections or entire rows of teeth. Either way, dental and hybrid implants can last between at least 10 to 15 years with regular dental checkups and proper maintenance.
Both traditional and hybrid dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement solution. Once the placed titanium post fuses with the jaw, a prosthetic tooth, similar to your natural ones, will be secured three to six months later. Implants, in general, help prevent further tooth and bone loss by securing the jawbone and providing it with the stimulation it needs to grow. Just like with your normal teeth, food can often get behind your implants. Therefore, it is important to brush and clean your implants regularly, as recommended by your dentist.
Patients who choose hybrid dental implants as their tooth replacement solution can put their trust in Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery. For more information, questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (980) 332-7990.