Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Hybridge?
A. Hybridge is an excellent option for most people with chronic dental problems. We will review your dental history and general health information with you to determine if you are a good candidate.
Q. How long does the entire process take?
A. In some cases, the complete process can be done in just a few weeks. We can give you a better idea of the timeframe when you come in for your Hybridge Consultation.
Q. How painful is the surgery and recovery?
A. You will be given local anesthesia and conscious sedation during surgery, so you will be relaxed and pain-free. The typical recovery period after surgery is just a day or two, and patients who have implant surgery on Friday can expect to return to work the following Monday. Most patients find the procedure less painful than a tooth extraction.
Q. Will my dental insurance cover the cost?
A. In most cases, no. But we can devise a treatment plan that will allow you to spread the investment out over a comfortable period of time and we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.
Q. How long will my Hybridge last?
A. With proper care, your Hybridge should last a lifetime. Studies have documented a 98% success rate for implants after ten years. We tell our patients they should expect their Hybridge to last for a very long time, perhaps for a lifetime. We can’t say that for any other procedure in dentistry.
Q. When is the best time to consider Hybridge?
A. We recommend that you schedule a consultation now, before a painful emergency forces a quick decision you may later regret. We will review your dental and medical history, perform a dental exam and take panoramic x-rays to evaluate your long-term dental prognosis. We’ll also talk with you about your dental concerns and objectives. We will then provide a customized treatment plan outlining your dental care options and help you make the best choice to meet your needs.