Smile by Design Dental Group
Michael Choi, DMD
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Irvine, CA
All-on-4 or All-on-6 dentures improve upon traditional dentures by adding dental implants that they latch onto for support. At Smile by Design Dental Group, Michael Choi, DMD, and his team place four or six implants at even intervals in your jawbone before attaching a custom denture, complete with artificial teeth and gums. To set up a consultation, book an appointment online or over the phone at the dental practice in Irvine, California, today.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a treatment option when you’re missing all of the teeth in either your upper or lower jaw, or if you’re missing most of them and are willing to have the rest extracted.
Instead of getting regular dentures, All-on-4 offers more stability with the support of four evenly spaced implants across the jawbone. Similarly, All-on-6 uses six implants for the same purpose.
The team at Smile by Design Dental Group creates your prosthetic teeth to look appealing in your mouth and maintain your face shape. They consider the original shapes and sizes of your teeth while designing the prosthetic, which also includes a gum component to make them look more consistently natural when you grin.
By using four or six implants instead of one per missing tooth, you can maintain your jawbone’s structure and avoid compromising its strength and density. Both options minimize healing time and offer a stable base for your dentures.
What is the procedure for getting All-on-4 or All-on-6?
The All-on-4 or All-on-6 procedure starts with an initial consultation at Smile by Design Dental Group, during which the team screens your teeth and may take X-rays. If you have remaining teeth in the arch you’re treating with four or six implants, they remove them after injecting local anesthesia.
Next, the team decides where to place the titanium implants along your jawbone. They sedate you before surgically placing all of the implants during a single procedure.
The dentures are ready by the time you have your surgery, so the team can lock them in position atop the implants the very same day.
What are the advantages of getting All-on-4 or All-on-6 dentures?
Compared to traditional dentures and other tooth replacement options like dental bridges, All-on-4 and All-on-6 dentures have some noteworthy advantages for you to consider. You should consider getting All-on-4 or All-on-6 dentures because they:
- Remain stable and don’t slip
- Restore your phonetics
- Restore your chewing ability
- Restore your facial shape and structure to make you look younger
- Have a minimal healing time compared to traditional implants
- Require just one visit to the office
- Slow down deterioration of your jawbone
Your All-on-4 or All-on-6 restoration lasts for a long time and is easy to clean. You should continue to visit the dentist for cleanings, but more frequently than you would with your natural teeth. Instead of once every six months, you should visit about once every three months.
If you’re missing most or all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch and would like to consider All-on-4 or All-on-6 implants instead of traditional dentures, schedule an appointment at Smile by Design Dental Group online or over the phone today.