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Commonly Asked Questions

What are differences between regular implants and Hybridge?

Hybridge Full Arch is not an implant. It is a prosthetic restoration which is made using very specific clinical techniques.

The “conventional” approach to dental implants can be completed in many different ways, usually resulting in porcelain crowns or bridgework. These treatments are still indicated in many instances, but usually for replacing one or several teeth at a time. Treatment time may take up to 18 months.

Hybridge Full Arch is a specific technique/protocol, which has been perfected to result in a fast, cost effective, simplified treatment approach. The final prosthetic restoration is a cross-linked PMMA and chrome cobalt bridge replacing up to 12 teeth, supported on 5 or 6 dental implants. The result is full dental function for less than half the cost of conventional implant bridgework and in a fraction of the time.

What is the approximate cost?
Can any dentist offer Hybridge? Is there a doctor in my area that offers it?
What if I've been told I don't have enough jaw bone for dental implants?
How long after the implant surgery must I wait until I can go back to work?
What kinds of foods do I have to stay away from?
Does insurance cover this procedure?
Is financing available? How do most patients afford Hybridge treatment?
Will my Hybridge teeth last for the rest of my life?
Will I ever have to go without teeth during the process?

In most cases you will always be able to wear a temporary denture during the time you are going through treatment. Although this will give you very good esthetics, your ability to eat/ function will be limited while wearing the denture(s).

How long does Hybridge treatment take?
Does age matter?
I grind my teeth, will I grind my new Hybridge teeth?
I have periodontal disease. Will my Hybridge also be affected by it?
Will I have to take my teeth out? Are they permanent?
Will I need to have dental cleanings after I finish treatment?
Will I be able to go through airport security without the alarm going off?

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