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Everything you didn’t know about Hybrid Dental Prostheses

One of the alternatives to restore the functionality and aesthetics of missing or lost teeth are Hybrid Prostheses or Fixed Prostheses on Implants. Find out why!

The Hybrid Prosthesis It is used as a treatment option for patients with Edentulism or total loss of teeth; is a Dental prostheses Fixed, which has an internal metal structure that is screwed onto 4 or 6 Dental implants in the upper or lower arch (which were previously placed), and which aims to restore function and Dental Aesthetics, simulating natural teethproviding comfort and security.

This type of prosthesis does not cover the palate, that is, it There is no feeling of carrying a traditional total prosthesis.it is as if it will take absolutely nothing, thus being the most comfortable and safest treatment for patients who require it.

Hybrid Prostheses can be made of porcelain with a zirconium or metal alloy structure, whether machined or cast, it can also be made of high-impact injected acrylic with a machined metal alloy structure, due to this it is called hybrid, due to the use of two materials.

Advantages

The main advantage of a Hybrid Prosthesis is that It is fixed (it does not move) In the upper arch it is without a palate to provide better comfort and comfort. Thanks to this, the patient can feel the taste of food again, in addition to increasing confidence and security when speaking, eating and smiling.

Treatment times and phases

He treatment It has a total duration of approximately 6 to 10 monthsin which:

  • Surgery and rehabilitation are planned digitally with Tomography and Intraoral Scanner. It requires approximately 4 to 5 days
  • Guided Dental Implant Surgery is performed in one day, followed by a review after 8 days and healing is expected 3 to 6 months, depending on whether you need bone regeneration or not. At this time a temporary prosthesis is used
  • A definitive prosthesis is performed for which approximately 20 days
  • There is a control every 8 to 12 months

Post-placement care

It is important to go to the specialist who carried out the rehabilitation to carry out the control and cleaning of it, this control must be every 8 to 12 months. In addition to daily hygiene with a toothbrush, other utensils should be used to perform good Oral and Prosthesis Hygiene, such as the use of Oral Irrigator.

Patients who are suitable for this prosthesis

This treatment option is recommended for people who have lost all their teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw or both, resulting from an accident, Trauma, Periodontal Disease or Cavities, since it allows you to visually compensate for the lost soft and hard tissue, giving support to the lips, corners of the mouth and cheeks. Aesthetically and functionally it is an excellent treatment option.