Here are some of the most commonly asked questions Dr. Stiles receives about Hybridge dental implant supported restorations:
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. During your consultation at our Gaithersburg dental office, Dr. Stiles 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 visit Stiles Dentistry for your Hybridge consultation.
Q. How painful is the surgery and recovery?
A. The Hybridge surgical procedure is a relatively pain-free, relaxed experience, as you will be given local anesthesia and conscious sedation during surgery. The typical recovery period after surgery is just a day or two, so if you have implant surgery on Friday, you can expect to return to work the following Monday. Most patients have told Dr. Stiles that the Hybridge procedure is less painful than a tooth extraction.
Q. Will my dental insurance cover the cost?
A. Implant procedures are not covered by dental insurance, which is why Stiles Dentistry has created several payment options for your convenience so you can spread the cost out over a comfortable period of time. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Q. How long will my Hybridge last?
A. With proper home care and regular visits to our Gaithersburg dental office for checkups, your Hybridge dental implant supported restorations 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. Dental implants are one of the few procedures about which we can make that statement.
Q. When should I consider Hybridge?
A. By scheduling a consultation at Stiles Dentistry now, you can avoid having to make a rushed decision in the event of a dental emergency in the future. During your consultation, Dr. Stiles will review your dental and medical history, perform a dental exam, and take panoramic X-rays to evaluate your long-term dental health. We’ll also talk with you about your dental concerns and objectives. He will then create a customized treatment plan outlining your options and help you make the best choice to meet your oral health needs.