What is Hybridge?

Dr Bennet Arvada Dental Center

Your incomplete smile might be humiliating and painful, but those missing teeth don’t need to define your appearance any longer!

Dr. Gregory Bennett and his team at Arvada Dental Center are committed to helping patients embrace healthier smiles using the latest advancements like Hybridge Dental Implants. 

If you’re trapped in an endless cycle of tooth loss, embarrassment, and pain, the cutting edge Hybridge system may offer a unique and long-lasting solution. 

What Are Hybridge Implants?

Hybridge Dental Implants are prosthetics designed to replace all of the teeth on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. This unique process doesn’t require an individual implant for every tooth you lose. Instead, a full bridge of new teeth is attached to and supported by a few dental implants.

In this way, Hybridge Dental Implants offer the best of both worlds: they restore full function and aesthetics to your mouth without requiring a dozen individual dental implants. 

Upper Arch Restoration

Hybridge upper arch restoration replaces all of the teeth along the upper part of the mouth. The upper arch restoration process involves these steps: 

    1. Extraction of any remaining upper teeth
    2. Jaw healing for 10-11 weeks
    3. Six dental implants inserted into upper gum tissue and jaw bone

The advanced technology used in the Hybridge process ensures that all dental implants are placed with extreme accuracy through minimally invasive techniques. 

Within five weeks of implant placement, a full upper arch is created and placed to mimic the exact feel, function, and appearance of your natural, healthy gum line and teeth. Overall, this total upper treatment can be finished over a 16-week period. 

Lower Arch Restoration

Hybridge lower arch restoration transforms the bottom half of the mouth. This is a simpler procedure that can be performed in one surgical phase instead of two. Several implants are placed to support the jaw bone and hold your Hybridge device in place permanently. 

Full Mouth Restoration 

While it’s possible to receive your upper or lower reconstruction separately, it’s often easiest and most effective to undergo full mouth restoration in one procedure. There are many advantages to reconstruction your entire mouth at the same time:

    • Fewer appointments
    • Lower cost of treatment
    • Enhanced aesthetics and tooth positioning

How Are Hybridge Implants Different From other Dental Implants?

Standard dental implants are considered the “Gold Standard” of tooth replacement technology. Each dental implant consists of three parts:

    • Titanium screw inserted into gum tissue and jaw bone to replace natural tooth root
    • Abutment to connect implant to prosthetic crown
    • Prosthetic crown to replace natural tooth appearance and function

Hybridge Implants eliminate the need to receive an individual dental implant for every tooth you lose. Instead, you can reconstruct the entire upper or lower jaw of your mouth- 12 adult teeth- with just five or six total implants. This allows for a faster recovery time and easier and more affordable procedure. 

Common Hybridge FAQs

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Can All Dentists Offer Hybridge Dental Implants?

Dentists can only offer Hybridge implants if they have been officially trained and certified through Hybridge LLC. Since the Hybridge protocol is uniquely efficient and successful, it’s essential to select a Hybridge Certified Dentist like Dr. Gregory Bennett of Arvada Dental Center.

Dr. Bennett has successfully completed the rigorous training courses and is proud to offer Hybridge Dental Implants and advanced full arch restorations to patients throughout Arvada, Westminster, and the city of Denver. 

Do I Have Enough Jaw Bone For Hybridge Implants?

Since your Hybridge system rests on titanium or zirconium implants inserted into your jaw bone, it’s important to confirm that you do have enough jaw bone left for adequate support. Many patients have enough jaw bone to accommodate the Hybridge system, even if they’ve been told they’re not eligible for traditional dental implants. 

If you have suffered extreme bone loss, your dentist may recommend bone grafting to improve your bone content and density before undergoing the implant process. Bone grafting uses mineralized bone to heal and strengthen your jaw bone structure. 

How Long Will My New Teeth Last?

Hybridge restorations are fabricated to be durable and long-lasting. The bridge itself is created from a chrome cobalt metal and covered by cross-linked PMMA pink acrylic to mimic natural teeth and gum tissue. Though these materials are not entirely invincible, they’re very durable and you can expect to experience minimal wear and tear over the years. 

As long as you visit your dentist every 4-6 months, avoid chewing hard food, and prevent tooth grinding and clenching, your Hybridge system can last the rest of your life! In fact, the success rate for Hybridge implants is greater than 95%!