All-on-6 dental implants are the latest advancement in the world of dentistry. As the name suggests, an All-on-6 dental implant is a dental implant procedure that replaces an entire arch of teeth with six dental implants.
What are All-On-6 implants?
All-on-6 implants are placed at six strategic locations, which enables dentures to be securely attached to just these six posts rather than needing to be secured with clasps. Because the process is simpler and less invasive, the recovery time is shorter, and patients are able to enjoy the benefits of their replacement teeth in a shorter amount of time. Best of all, All-on-6 implants enable a patient to enjoy a permanent set of replacement teeth. Most patients who have undergone an All-on-6 implant procedure experience a significant boost in their quality of life. They can eat foods they wouldn’t have been able to eat prior to having their implant placed, and they can speak clearly without the worry of slipping or clicking dentures.
This procedure is designed for patients who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth, or both, and are in need of full-arch tooth replacement. After a thorough evaluation, we will determine if this procedure is right for you. If so, our dentist will take a series of scans, X-rays, and digital impressions to create a custom arch of teeth that will replace the full or partial arches of missing teeth. Our dentist can place as few as six implants to support a full arch of fixed replacement teeth. The All-On-6 implants provide patients with a solid base for the removable denture, which is secured to the implants using abutments. Because dental implants replace the roots of the teeth, patients will experience all of the same benefits they would with a traditional bridge placement, including improved oral function and a restored smile. The final restoration will look natural and beautiful once it is in place. Patients will be able to enjoy their favorite foods again and speak clearly with their new prosthetic teeth. They are often able to return to work and other normal activities in only a few days.
Who Can Benefit From All-on-6 Implants?
Potential candidates for All-on-6 implants include patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Also included are those whose remaining teeth are failing and need a reliable method of replacing their teeth.
The All-on-6 dental implant procedure is a full-arch restoration, meaning that it replaces all of the teeth in one arch. Typically, a full-arch restoration is done when all the teeth in an arch are either missing or unhealthy beyond repair. This procedure is ideal for those who have severe jawbone recession and don’t have enough healthy bone to allow for individual dental implants to be placed into the jawbone. Those with severe gum disease may also benefit from All-on-6 implants, as these can anchor the dentures in place and help protect your gums from further damage.
Other candidates for full-arch restorations are those who are missing all their teeth in one or both arches. If this is you, consider scheduling a consultation with our implant dentist to see if All-on-6 is the right solution for you.
What Are The Advantages of All-On-6 Implants?
An All-On-6 dental implant procedure eliminates the need for bone grafting, which can be uncomfortable and time-consuming for the patient. The entire process can be done in one day. Many patients also experience an improvement in their speech and chewing function with an All-On-6 procedure.
The all-on-6 treatment concept provides full-arch tooth replacement with fixed implant-supported prostheses on the day of surgery. Patients can receive a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery. This is a significant advance because previously, these patients would have had to wear a removable appliance during the healing phase. Fixed dentures are now possible.
Reach out to our dental practice in Salt Lake City, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist in Salt Lake City UT, Dr. Bishop. Call us at (801) 274-2500 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.