If you are interested in replacing your dentures with a long-lasting, permanent dental prosthetic, All-On-4 hybrid dentures may be right for you. This is also an option for patients that cant save their teeth.
These unique dental prosthetics combine the power of dental implants with custom-built permanent dentures, allowing you to restore your smile if you’re missing one or both arches of your teeth.
At Polaris Dental Care, Dr. Khan is an expert in the placement of All-On-4 hybrid dentures. If you’re interested in this restorative treatment as a solution for missing teeth, here are a few things you should know before you set up a consultation:
How Do All-On-4 Hybrid Dentures Work?
Hybrid Dentures use proprietary dental implants to support permanently-fixed dentures and restore your natural bite and smile. Each denture arch is attached to four or more dental implants, which are placed either in the upper or lower jaw.
After these implants have healed, a denture is made that is attached permanently to these titanium posts, restoring a full arch of teeth. The denture will not move or slip and does not need to be taken out when you eat or sleep.
How Are All-On-4 Hybrid Dentures Placed?
All-On-4 dentures can be used to restore the lower arch, upper arch, or both arches of the jaw. Before the procedure can begin, any remaining teeth on the upper or lower arch must be extracted.
Then, Dr Khan will place the implants in the jaw to support the denture. These implants function as synthetic roots, providing a solid platform to which the dentures can be attached. The surgery typically takes around 2.5 hours for each arch, and it usually takes around 4-6 months for these implants to fully heal.
During this time, we’ll create a set of dentures based on impressions and images taken of your mouth. After your implants have healed, your All-On-4 hybrid dentures will be attached, and the procedure is complete.
Your dentures do not have to be removed. You must wear a nightguard to protect your brand new teeth, follow the oral care regimen given to you by your dentist, and come back every 3-4 months for a denture cleaning and oral exam.
Interested In All-On-4 Hybrid Dentures? Schedule A Consultation with Dr Irfan Khan
Hybrid, implant-supported dentures are not right for everyone. There are specific situations where it is the best option, and there are situations where it is simply not recommended. Our goal is to give you your smile and something to chew with. We will go over all of your options and guide you towards what is best in your own situation. There are some offices that push this product on everyone, but Dr. Khan feels that’s not in the patient’s best interest. We will create a custom plan that works best fo YOU.
Contact us today to schedule a consult with Dr. Khan
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