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Hybridge Dental Implants Save Patients Time and Expense

By Nancy Kennedy

Many of us have struggled with chronic dental issues, saving unhealthy teeth that cause constant worry or dental pain. After investing thousands of dollars, we’re often left disappointed when those teeth that we so heroically saved, fail us. The logical path that both dentists and their patients followed for years was to save teeth, at any expense. The advancement in dental implant treatment, however, has fueled a paradigm shift.

In the consult room of Chips Dental Associates, Hybridge-certified dentist Dr. Timothy Chips focuses on long-term prognosis when evaluating a patient’s smile. It is common for many patients to have a mix of missing, healthy, and unhealthy teeth. Often patients arrive unsure of the best path for long-term success, posing questions like, “Am I really ready for a full mouth restoration? Is it possible to save some of my remaining teeth?”

At the time of the consultation, Dr. Chips educates patients toward their best solution. Utilizing a panoramic x-ray and a CT scan, he helps patients view their dental condition through a long-term lens, taking the time to evaluate the reliability of the remaining teeth five or ten years down the road.

If the long-term prognosis of the remaining teeth is poor, the value of replacing unhealthy teeth with dental implants outweighs the cost of recurring treatment in the long run.

Hybridge dental implant patient Dianna Cantrell had struggled for years with the expense and pain of root canals and crowns. Cantrell appreciated being able to bring a finality to her chronic dental issues with dental implants.

“I wanted to be done, completely done with my dental problems—no more root canals, crowns, or bridgework. With Hybridge, I’m done,” Cantrell said.

Dental implants can support the weight of multiple teeth. At Chips Dental Associates, Dr. Chips offers Hybridge, a cost-efficient approach to replacing a full jaw of teeth with a fixed restoration, supported on only 5 or 6 dental implants. With the advanced technology in Hybridge dental implants, patients benefit from significantly reduced treatment time for a whole new smile, all in one relaxed atmosphere at Chips Dental Associates.

In addition to time saved, Hybridge full mouth restorations restore full dental function and optimal esthetics. Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants provide the necessary stimulation for bone health which supports facial appearance. Hybridge dental implants improve the quality of life for a patient, as they can now eat and chew with fixed function, which is often limited for those with dentures or, missing and unhealthy teeth.

Lastly, replacing teeth with dental implants is now more esthetic and natural than before. Hybridge full mouth restorations are made at a state-of-the-art laboratory in Rochester, NY. Using a variety of durable material options, Hybridge is customized to look incredibly natural. Patients are part of the decision-making process to enjoy the smile that they’ve always imagined.

For more information on Hybridge Dental Implants, schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Timothy Chips today. Call (724) 443-5710 or learn more at PittsburghHybridge.com.



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