For those patients who lost there all teeth/who don’t want removable complete set of teeth (dentures) that come out frequently, there is the fixed hybrid design option. This approach allows the teeth (prosthesis) to be fixed to the implants for optimal comfort, aesthetics, and function and they are designed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. There are two common designs for fixed hybrid teeth:
The implants provide complete support for the teeth and require no support from the gum tissue as in the case for removable complete set of teeth. Therefore, the prosthesis design has no flanges extending into the cheeks or palate, making it most comfortable and natural to the patient. The implants support a framework, either made of Titanium or Zirconia, which in-turn supports the teeth made of either of acrylic, porcelain, or zirconia. The teeth are held to the implants with retaining screws and hence it is fixed and not removable by the patient. Depending on the patient’s bite requirements four to eight dental implants may be recommended best judged by the condition of your oral cavity.
The treatment is highly specialized therefore strongly recommended to visit an experienced Prosthodontist and Implantologist. The treatment sequence is: