Daily life can be challenging when you’re missing most or all of your teeth. Are you looking for a way to restore your beautiful, perfect smile? Getting fixed hybrid implants offered by Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS here at Chestnut Family Dentistry in Asheville, NC, is a great choice. This dental solution is innovative and yet affordable, allowing you to restore the appearance and function of a complete set of natural teeth.
What Are Fixed Hybrid Implants Offered by Dr. Wendy Willoughby?
Fixed hybrid implants are an innovative, long-lasting solution for those who have missing or failing teeth. Fixed implants are a cross between traditional implant bridges and dentures. Instead of offering you a set of traditional dentures that needs to be removed for maintenance and hygiene, Dr. Wendy Willoughby can provide you with fixed implants that are held in place by up to four implants, anchoring your replacement teeth in place.
Fixed hybrid implants sit on top of the teeth and gums. This feature allows hybrid implants to have improved support and strength, restoring the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Fixed implants can also stimulate the supporting bone, keeping it healthy while making sure that your new smile has a strong foundation.
A Long-Term, Cost-Effective Tooth Replacement Option
Are you looking for a cost-effective option to replace missing teeth? Unlike traditional dentures that last for about five years, hybrid implant dentures can stay healthy for many more years as long as you maintain good oral hygiene. And if you take excellent care of your hybrid implants, they can last indefinitely.
Do you have a history of periodontal disease? This condition should not stop you from getting hybrid implants. As long as you take good care of your hybrid implants, they’ll continue to be an effective replacement for missing teeth.
A Breakthrough From Traditional Dentures
It’s no secret that traditional dentures can cause problems when it comes to eating and drinking. Removable dentures often require a special adhesive to stay adhered to your gums, which can cause inconveniences. Over time, removable dentures can also become misshapen due to jaw shape changes, and they can cause slurred speech unless refitted every few years.
On the other hand, hybrid implants are securely attached to your jawbone. You’ll have artificial tooth roots that mimic the natural function and feel of natural teeth. Additionally, fixed hybrid implants don’t move around in your mouth, and there’s no need to take them out. Lastly, the implants stimulate the jawbone and can prevent bone loss associated with traditional dentures.
An Option With No Special Maintenance Needed
Every tooth replacement option requires proper hygiene and maintenance. But if you’re busy or always on the go, it’s best to choose a tooth replacement option that’s easy and convenient to maintain. Unlike permanent dentures that must be removed from your mouth and cleaned regularly with special methods and products, fixed hybrid implants don’t require denture adhesives, creams, or special cleaning liquids.
With many benefits associated with hybrid implants, it’s not difficult to see why this solution is ideal for many. So if you’d like to replace missing teeth and still maintain your natural speech, chewing ability, and daily comfort and convenience, you can’t go wrong with fixed hybrid implants.
How Are Fixed Hybrid Implants Anchored?
Anchoring hybrid implants into your jaw is a simple process. Here in our office, you can expect a seamless, comfortable treatment. First, we start by placing titanium rods into the jawbone. During the insertion, we will use an anesthetic to ensure your comfort. You can expect a quick recovery as the surrounding bone supports the sites where we place titanium rods.
Your replacement teeth are created in a dental lab and made to fit you specifically. Once your jaw has healed, we will secure the artificial teeth or crowns on top of the titanium rods. You can expect these replacement teeth to feel and look completely natural.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Hybrid Implants?
As long as you’re a healthy adult with damaged or multiple missing teeth, you can be a good candidate for hybrid implants. However, we need to assess whether you’ll need additional preparation before successfully receiving hybrid implants.
First, we’ll need to know whether you have a healthy amount of bone to support the implants. In case you have a deteriorated jawbone, we might require a minor bone graft in the treatment area. This preparation will make sure that the implants can be placed securely. Additionally, a sinus lift may be needed if your sinuses are too close to the treatment area. We will require these preparation checks to make sure you get only the best results and overall experience.
Experience the Highest Level of Dental Care
Are you ready to replace missing teeth and restore a perfect smile? The tooth replacement option you choose matters. As dental experts, we’re here to provide you with solutions that feel natural. Are you ready to see whether hybrid implants are right for you? Visit Chestnut Family Dentistry in Asheville, NC, and discuss your options with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS. We can’t wait to give you results you’ll be proud of!