One of the dental implant procedures that is really gaining traction in dentistry is the Hybridge solution. Ideal for single teeth, multiple teeth or full mouth restorations, the procedure involves placing finely crafted artificial teeth onto titanium implants. The procedure is long-lasting, affordable and a viable option to alternative treatments such as crowns, dentures or bridges. However, being that it’s still a fairly new procedure, chances are you may have some questions about it. To help answer these questions, we’ve put together a FAQ post about some of the most common inquiries that we get here at Caven Dental on the Hybridge solution. Have a look:
How long does it take?
Being that the solution is viable for single teeth, multiple teeth or full mouth restorations, the length of the procedure varies based on the individual being treated. With that said, the treatment can take as little as three weeks or up to 12 weeks for more extensive dental restorations.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
One of the big advantages of the Hybridge solution is that most everyone likely qualifies for it. It’s an ideal treatment option for both young and old, particularly for those who wear dentures, are experiencing tooth loss and/or periodontal disease, or who are tiring from regular visits to the dentist for crowns and bridges. Being that the procedure is designed to use existing bone, it’s even ideal for those who have experienced bone loss from periodontal disease.
How long will Hybridge teeth last?
This largely depends on how well patients care for their teeth and what they eat following the procedure, but generally speaking, Hybridge teeth last for much longer periods of time than crowns and bridges. For some, these teeth will last for the rest of their lives. For others, replacement may be necessary. However, even replacement is fairly convenient compared to other treatment options.
What types of foods can you eat with Hybridge teeth?
Part of taking good care of Hybridge teeth is watching what you eat. While these teeth are designed to be durable, we do recommend that patients refrain from eating hard foods like ice, bone, hard nuts and hard candies in order to prevent tooth damage.
How do I care for Hybridge teeth?
Aside from refraining from eating hard foods, it’s recommended that you adhere to any good oral health plan. This involves brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. With Hybridge teeth, it’s also recommended that you see the dentist for a routine cleaning a little more frequently, as much as three to four times a year rather than once every six months.
For more information on Hybridge dental implants, contact Caven Dental with your questions and inquiries today.