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Fixed Hybrid Denture/All-On-4:

Right Time Dental Doctors have streamlined the implant process in a way that has lowered their costs and they pass that savings onto patients like you. Now you have a Low-Cost/High-Quality cosmetic dental solution.

A Hybrid Denture, otherwise known as an All-On-4 is a denture that is attached to 4 implants so it can only be removed  in a dental office. This denture is usually smaller in width and has either a titanium bar or hard composite base that the acrylic denture is bonded to.

If you are missing all your teeth on your upper, lower or both arches this will be a simpler process. The Hybrid Denture is usually a little taller than a regular denture because of the space needed for the bar or composite.

In order to do proper and adequate bone reduction to accommodate the materials the surgical procedure must be planned in advance. Many times this prosthesis can be attached at the time of surgery as a provisional healing prosthesis.

The benefits of a Hybrid Denture are:

  • It is locked in place and does not move
  • It gives even more chewing function than a snap-in denture
  • It is simple to replace or repair if broken
  • It is very aesthetic
  • It is stronger than a Snap-in Denture

Each case is unique, which we've seen after doing thousands of them. So we will simplify this procedure as best we can. We take impressions and make a denture guide for the implants to help guide the placement of the implants. 

This takes a couple of weeks to make then we place the implants and can usually attach the denture to the implants and it is able to be used as a provisional prosthesis.

The rule of thumb for provisional prosthetics is Spoon, Fork, Knife. Food to eat with the prosthesis for the first month should be food you eat with a spoon. The second month with a fork then the third month foods that can be cut with a knife.

Not all people can have this provisional attached at time of surgery based on different scenarios of bone structure, bone angle, and bone strength. The final prosthesis will be made after 3-4 months of healing.

For people who need their teeth extracted and will be needing a prosthesis we will take an impression for their healing denture which will also act as an implant guide. After the surgery when possible the denture will be attached to the implants and be used as a provisional as described above.

These patients have a slightly smaller chance of having their dentures attached early in the process depending on the surgery and bone structure. Naturally as part of the consult we will discuss which route will be best based on your exam.

The entire process from start to finish can take between 4-8 months for the final prosthesis to be attached depending on each situation. This is something that will be determined before or at the time of surgery.

This option includes the surgical placement of the implants, the Hybrid Denture, the extractions and most bone grafting procedures needed.

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