FIXED HYBRID PROSTHESES are a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure. This technology was recently developed by Dental Implant companies and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement and better outcomes for you. In addition, the fabrication of a temporary prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. Often you can go home with temporary teeth the same day as surgery. After adequate healing time, usually four to six months, your dentist will construct a final restoration to place on the implants. This benefits the patient in that there is usually less postoperative discomfort and a more esthetic and functional outcome. Patients can often resume their normal activities within the next few days.

The process usually starts when a iCAT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This iCAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual planning software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are intended for a more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.