Implant Care: The Fixed Implant Hybrid Prosthesis
(Conventional or Computer Guided Approach)
Conventional / Computer Guided Approach (This Page)
“Teeth in a Day” Approach
Implant drawing by NobelBiocare and used with permission. Clinical images are (c) T. Hart
The Fixed Hybrid is actually the original usage of dental implants, chronicled as the “high-water prosthesis” by the inventor of the modern root form implant, Swedish Orthopeadic Surgeon Dr. Branemark.
This is essentially a reduced, modified denture affixed to 4 or more implants. A very complex restoration, it is also the subject of much discussion, since it is a treatment whereby the underlying implants can be precisely placed using a computer guided 3D printed surgical guide. This results in a delay in placement of the prosthesis.
Or, the implants can be installed “free-hand” and a temporary denture can be bolted to the new implants all at once (“Teeth in a Day”).
Also, you can explore other implant topics using the submenu directly below.