Hybrid Denture: This treatment option is known as ALL on 4 or Hybrid Denture. After completing this treatment option, patient walk out of the office with a new smile and complete set of teeth in the mouth.
Moderate bone loss of the jaws often develops following complete tooth loss and its severity can increase over time. Due to this kind of extensive loss of denture support bone mass, patients feel that there is progressive loss of retention and stability of the dentures.
The ALL on 4 or Hybrid Denture treatment has been developed to maximize the use of available jaw bone and allows immediate function. The All-on-4 approach helps edentulous patient with jaw conditions that allow the placement of implants in the preexisting bone in the most effective way and to avoid extensive grafting procedures. Implants are often placed at an angle (tilted) to preserve relevant anatomical structures and to allow for placement of longer implants with good cortical anchorage in optimal positions for prosthetic support. This is followed by immediate engagement of these implants by screwing in of a full set of teeth restoring esthetics, phonetics, and function. Thus essentially this technique can be called “Teeth In a Day” and the general consensus is that fixed implant supported prostheses provide a higher degree of patient satisfaction than removable prostheses (removable dentures).
This All on 4 or Hybrid Denture treatment is not for everybody and patients should understand the limitations of this technique. Patients could not be treated according to the technique if they had insufficient bone quality and quantity as revealed in the CT Scan for placement of implants, exhibited severe parafunctional habits, or had a compromised medical history that would affect implant placement (for example bisphosphonates (for severe osteoporosis), chemotherapy).
Also patients need to know that All on 4 or Hybrid Denture treatment modality requires a well trained doctor or a team of doctors who can successfully perform the surgery and the restoration in a predictable manner. You can feel safe in the hands of a Prosthodontist and a Surgeon or a Prosthodontist with implant training. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has additional three years of university training in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and patients are assured to receive the highest quality of treatment from a Prosthodontist like Dr.Devi at the Dental Implant Center for their implant treatment.