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Permanent Solutions for Missing Teeth

If you're suffering from broken, damaged, decayed or missing teeth, and are trapped in a vicious cycle of root canals, crowns, and bridgework, or dentures that don't stay put, Dr. Peter Thompson would love to help you find a secure, permanent solution with Hybridge®. Hybridge® is a revolutionary, lasting solution that combines dental implants with life-like restorations for a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full mouth reconstruction. Stop treating the same teeth over and over, schedule a consultation today to find out how the Hybridge® system can help you restore your smile, your confidence, and your quality of life!

Dr. Peter Thompson is your Hybridge® certified provider in Portales, NM

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Full Mouth Restoration

Hybridge® is a full mouth restoration permanently supported on dental implants, placed on the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both. This gives patients all of the wonderful benefits of dental implants, and a fully functioning, beautiful new set of permanent teeth.

Dr. Thompson, your areas only Certified Hybridge Doctor, will sit down with you in a comprehensive consultation to discuss which of the three options are best for your needs.

Hybridge Full Arch

The Hybridge full arch system permanently replaces up to 12 teeth, supported by five or six dental implants. If you have upper teeth that need to be removed, we require a healing period of 11 weeks following the extraction before the implants can be surgically inserted. We can place a temporary restoration in the meantime so you don't have to go a day without teeth. If you have lower teeth that need to be extracted, we can usually place the implants the same day as the extractions. Depending on your individual case, a Hybridge® full arch can usually be completed in 5-16 weeks.

Hybridge Express

Hybridge patients will always receive temporary teeth the same day their natural teeth are removed and the same day the implants are placed. Typically, the temporary teeth are in the form of traditional temporary denture that sits on top of the gums. This is a fine option for some patients, but others find the temporary denture uncomfortable and doesn't provide the level of function desired. Hybridge® Express uses a temporary fixed Hybridge® that can be placed either the day after the removal of natural teeth or 10 days later during the suture removal appointment. Hybridge® Express offers patients a greater sense of comfort and function during the healing phase.

Hybridge Overdenture

Traditional dentures that sit on top of the gums are the most affordable solution and can provide a minimal level of aesthetics and facial support. Traditional dentures, however, tend to have a poor level of stability and retention, making them the least functional option. Most denture wearers tend to have more problems with the lower arch than the upper arch - a problem that can be remedied with the help of a couple dental implants. We can create an overdenture that snaps onto a minimal number of implants (at least two) for a secured solution that is more cost-effective than a Hybridge® full arch.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Where traditional restorations sit on top of the gums and only replace the crown or the visible portion of the tooth, dental implants replace the tooth root, which is an essential component of a healthy, functioning smile. We use advanced CT scan computer assisted planning software for precision surgical placement to ensure the best positioning for the best results.

  • Replace the tooth root
  • Prevent jawbone deterioration
  • Stimulate new bone & tissue growth
  • Preserve oral & facial structure
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Prevent surrounding teeth from moving
  • Anchor life-like restorations
  • Secure & long-lasting solution
  • Highly functional
  • Clean & maintain like natural teeth

Single Tooth Replacement

Traditionally, replacing a single tooth would require a bridge, which usually would require the removal of healthy tooth structure on either side to fix the bridge in place. As dental techniques and technology advance, we are always looking for more conservative approaches to help keep your natural teeth healthy and intact for as long as possible. A Hybridge® single tooth dental implant not only maintains the integrity of surrounding teeth but offers all of the wonderful benefits of a dental implant at the same time.

Multiple Teeth Replacement

A Hybridge® multiple teeth dental implant restoration looks a lot like a traditional bridge, consisting of multiple fabricated teeth in a row. The difference, however, is that a Hybridge® does not require any removal of healthy tooth structure to place. A Hybridge® is conservative in nature and economical as the number of teeth to be replaced increases, the cost per tooth decreases. This is because dental implants are much stronger than natural teeth, so a single dental implant is able to support several replacement teeth. We use the minimum number of implants to support the maximum number of teeth. Hybridge® restorations are designed with beautiful ceramics to be strong and perfectly replicate the natural beauty of tooth enamel.

Treatment Times & Variables

Treatment times for a Hybridge® dental implant restoration can vary, depending on whether or not an extraction is required first, and the location of the tooth or teeth to be replaced. The time between surgical implant placement and the final restoration placement is typically shorter for the lower jaw than the upper jaw because of the bone density (lower jaw is denser, stimulating faster osseointegration).

Lower implant restorations can be completed in less than 10 weeks from placement, compared to at least 16 weeks for upper back teeth. In many cases, to replace an upper back tooth, a sinus lift bone graft is required to supplement the bone for optimum implant placement. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time as the bone graft, but in others, a waiting period of four months is required for the final implant placement.

Why Our Patients Smile

"When I found Doctor Thompson, you could honestly say I was at my end. All hope of ever having a normal pain-free life was entirely out of reach and there was no way anyone could possibly help me. I had been repeatedly let down by doctors, specialists, and dentists I had been to. I was convinced these people were only there to hurt you and take your money...

My teeth were beautiful when something really bad began to happen. My teeth began breaking and wearing away. I saw a billboard with Dr. Thompson. I cried to my husband every time I passed it... I only wished that I could find someone who could be what he claimed to be. The last dentist I had gone to hurt me so bad that I was not about to trust anyone else to touch me. So I lived with it.

I lived in a dark blur of pain, looked at the ground when I spoke to people, and sipped on liquid Tylenol like it was water. ALL I wanted was to be able to be the best Mommy I could be...It was just too painful. I wanted more for my babies! I wanted them to see their Mommy feeling wonderful and able to look her best.

So one day in 2010 I made the call. The call that would change my perspective on people and their ability to help others. My report was as I knew it would be, they would not be able to save my teeth. I would have to have them all removed. At 28 years old, it's not exactly the highlight of your life, but when you have been in so much pain and a dentist looks at you, almost with tears in his eyes and tells you that he is going to help you, it will bring life back to your view on your situation. I realized at that moment that these people were my friends and they were going to be there all the way.

One short visit and I walked away with a new mouth. With their support and confidence, they helped me believe I could do everything right again. I am writing this a year later and I could not be happier with MY smile. I have my complete set of dentures with two implants on the bottom that allow the bottom denture to snap in without any troubles at all. It was a very hard road, but one that I have no regrets taking. I have my new beautiful teeth... I can smile, talk, sing, laugh, and eat. Most importantly I feel amazing. I can be the wife that my husband deserves and the Mommy that my two little girls need me to be, energetic and fun!!!!!!

There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing I will never hurt like that ever again. Everything was worth it for me. I don't mind sharing to the world that Dr. Thompson and his team were the most dedicated and outstanding people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They took care of me, and I will forever be grateful that I called them."

- Lashelle

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Meet The Doctor

Peter Thompson, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Peter L. Thompson has a sincere love for his profession. He cherishes the incredibly positive impact he can have being able to recreate brilliance in a patient's smile and the effect beautiful teeth and healthy mouth manifest in someone's life.

"I have been richly blessed with a wonderful wife, three healthy, vibrant children and the ability to practice a profession that I have a passion for. I live by the golden rule, and I have a similar philosophy about dentistry. I will put nothing in your mouth that I wouldn't want in mine. In my mouth, I want to embrace technology, esthetics and health-promoting materials. I will do nothing but the same for you."

Dr. Thompson grew up in Puyallup, Washington and was transplanted to Eastern New Mexico with the Military. He pursued his college education at Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in '94 Summa Cum Laude. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Texas with his DDS degree. Several of his mentors in life told him that graduation from dental school was the beginning of his education, not the end. He has taken this to heart and has completed over a thousand hours of continuing education to sharpen his skills and provide the absolute best care for his patients.

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