Hybrid implant is a maxillofacial 2-5 hole titanium plate to which an abutment is joined at center or at one end.
After giving local anesthesia, incision given over edentulous area with releasing incisions. Flap is raised on both buccal and palatal/lingual aspect.4-5 hole maxillofacial plate with abutment is a flexible and bendable plate which is bent into U- shape and placed it in such a way that the abutment should be jetting out on the alveolar ridge where the crown of desired teeth comes. Both ends of the U- shape plate comes on the cortical plates on buccal and palatal/lingual side which is fixed with 6-8 mm titanium screws. Now, flap is closed back and sutured back in such a way that only abutment will be jetting out from the gum. Impression can be made immediately and crown can be fixed during suture removal.
Once the Implant is secured on the ridge and fixed with 6-8 mm titanium screws, Osseointegration takes place between the titanium screws and the cortical bone. As this Implant abutment is supported by not just one screw (As in case of regular implant which is like One big screw-One abutment) but by 2-5 screws on both buccal and palatal sides, Strength is more and better than the regular alveolar implants
Authored By DR. SUDHAKARA REDDY - Implantologist, Bangalore
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