Dental implants are one of the most widely preferred dental restorations to replace missing natural teeth. They are anchored directly into the jawbone, giving them their excellent stability, strength, and a few other advantages that aren't seen in some of the other alternatives.
We have known implants to replace single missing teeth in most cases. In some instances, they have been coupled with dental bridges or dentures to replace multiple teeth. Perhaps, the most technologically advanced method of using dental implants for replacing more than just a few teeth is all-on-6 implants.
What are all-on-6 implants?
As the name suggests, all-on-6 implants are used to replace the teeth from an entire jaw using just six implants. They are customized teeth restorations fabricated as required by the patient and are held firmly in position by dental implants. The dentist will conduct a comprehensive dental exam and determine your candidacy for these restorations.
Why choose all-on-6 implants?
- All-on-6 implants do not require bone grafting before placing the implants in the jawbone. Patients who do not have enough jawbone volume due to the loss of a large number of teeth can benefit from these restorations.
- They are a worthy replacement or alternative for dentures as they offer excellent stability and functionality. Along with improving the patients' oral functionality and aesthetics, they stay stably in position and do not slip off or get displaced, as in the case of dentures.
- All-on-6 implants instantly make the patient look much younger as they make a face look fuller. After getting these restorations, patients can smile with confidence without feeling conscious of their facial appearance.
- With all-on-6 implants in place, you can bite and chew food as you always did with all your teeth intact. They also restore your phonetics.
- The prosthetic teeth can be personalized as needed to look absolutely natural. Anyone who looks at your teeth wouldn't have an idea that they aren't real ones. Such is the aesthetic similarity between your natural teeth and all-on-6 implant restorations.
- The healing period required is relatively minimal. It also reduces the pain and discomfort caused due to implantation procedure.
- The restorations last for a long time. All-on-6 implants would be a permanent solution for multiple missing teeth, and in comparison to other alternatives, they are easier to maintain, clean, and last significantly longer.
Once you get all-on-6 implants, the dentist will recommend a few best practices to make sure they stay as good as new for longer. After getting the restorations, the jawbone and surrounding gums adjust and adapt to the implants and slightly change in shape. If you face any pain or discomfort during this, please reach out to your dentist to get the concern addressed.
Dental implants are known to be the best teeth replacement solutions. They are fixed to the jawbone by means of metal studs made from Titanium. This makes them extremely strong and stable, thereby putting them ahead of their obvious alternatives such as dental bridges and dentures. But, individual dental implants wouldn’t be the best choice to replace multiple teeth.
To help people with multiple missing teeth, we have an advanced restorative treatment procedure called the all-on-four. These restorations would be the perfect option to replace multiple teeth with the added advantage of implant-like stability. You wouldn’t have to worry about your dentures slipping out of your mouth anymore.
What are All-on-4 dentures?
All-on-4 dentures are an alternative to conventional dentures. They are a set of prosthetic teeth that are fixed to the implants in the mouth, thereby offering excellent strength and stability. With all-on-4 dentures, patients would be able to bite and chew food like normal. Even their smile would be restored to make it appear aesthetically pleasing.
When you visit us for the initial consultation, we will screen the teeth to understand the condition. If you wish to get All-on-4 dentures, the remaining teeth will have to be removed. Hence, we would extract the remaining teeth and prepare you for the implantation procedure. During this, local anesthesia will be administered to get rid of the pain and discomfort.
The dentist will determine where the implants should be placed precisely. Only 4 implants will be placed on an entire ridge over which the dentures would rest. The implantation surgery would be carried out under the influence of a sedative. Next, the dentures that are prefabricated would be placed on the implants and locked in position. The best thing about All-on-4 dentures is that you can get rid of your displeasing smile and get a whole new one in just one visit to the dentist’s clinic.
Advantages of Choosing All-on-4 Dentures
- All-on-4 dentures are the best treatment option to replace all the teeth.
- They offer excellent strength and stability.
- The rate of jawbone deterioration can be slowed down considerably using All-on-4 dentures.
- The facial aesthetics see a huge positive change as the cheeks and chin would look fuller. In fact, patients tend to look younger after getting All-on-4 dentures.
- The oral functionality would be restored to normal.
- The procedure can be completed in just one visit to the dentist.
Difference Between All-on-4 vs. All-on-6
We believe that it provides better strength and stability, resulting in a more comfortable and longer-lasting smile. Each time you chew or bite into something, it’s important that the pressure is dispersed evenly onto your implants and through to your jaw. We believe that the location and placement of those two additional implants provide a significant amount of added strength, stability, and long-term benefit.
Not only do these additional implants provide more support for your bite, but they also provide more strength for your jaw.
With dental implants, this doesn’t happen because the implant stimulates the jawbone and helps keep it strong. The All-on-6 approach provides added stimulation and strength to your jawbone.
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