All on 6 Dental Implants
Are you missing all or most of your teeth, or are you uncomfortable with your dentures? Dental implants are a safe and effective solution for replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile. Dental implants are permanent replacement teeth that look, function and feel like natural teeth. At Riverside Oral Surgery, we offer various implant options to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, including All-On-6 dental implants.
What are All-On-6 Dental Implants?
All-On-6 implants are full-mouth dental implants that utilize six individual implants in the upper or lower jaw to support a full-arch dental prosthesis. Rather than placing an individual implant in the jaw to replace each tooth, our oral surgeons strategically place six implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of replacement teeth. This eliminates the need for individual implants and crowns, improves recovery time, and establishes a strong foundation for full arch restoration.
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Why Choose All-On-6 Dental Implants?
All-On-6 dental implants are an excellent option for patients who prefer a less invasive dental procedure. With All-On-6, recovery time is minimized, and less surgery is required. Our surgeons carefully analyze the jawbone and strategically place each implant to ensure the strongest possible bond using fewer implants. Most patients can have temporary teeth placed on the implants immediately after surgery, with their permanent prosthetic attached a few months later.
Replacing dentures with All-On-6 implants offers several advantages, including:
- Easy care – you care for your implants as you care for your natural teeth, with no need for special cleaners.
- No need to remove dentures at night.
- No more shifting or slipping dentures.
- You can enjoy any foods you like.
- The implants help preserve your jawbone, preventing bone loss and a prematurely aged appearance.
- The implants absorb the pressure of chewing, eliminating sore gums that are commonly caused by dentures.
Are There Risks with All-On-6?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with All-On-6 dental implants. However, our oral surgeons thoroughly evaluate each patient individually to ensure they are ideal candidates for the procedure. If a patient does not have enough bone mass to support all six implants, our surgeons may suggest alternatives such as implant-supported dentures. The risk of implant failure is quite low, but not impossible, due to infection or failure of the jawbone to integrate around the implant posts. Our oral surgeons carefully monitor the healing process during your recovery to ensure success.
Who Is a Good Candidate for All-On-Six?
All-On-6 implants are an excellent option for patients missing all or most of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Anyone in good overall health with sufficient jawbone mass may be a candidate for All-On-6 implants, provided they have healthy teeth and gums. Certain patients may not be suitable candidates, including those who smoke or have cancer, autoimmune, or bleeding disorders. Our oral surgeons will carefully evaluate your overall health and medical history to determine whether All-On-6 dental implants are right for you.
How Long Does the Implant Process Take?
All-On-6 implant placement is performed as outpatient surgery by our oral surgeons at any of our convenient locations. For most patients, the procedure takes between two and four hours. We can usually place temporary replacement teeth on the same day so that you do not have to function without teeth during the healing process. After just a few months, your permanent restoration is attached to the implants.
Learn More About All-On-6 Dental Implants
If you are missing all or most of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, All-On-6 full arch implants may be the solution. To learn more, schedule an appointment with one of our oral surgeons. A thorough examination, x-rays, and discussion of your tooth replacement goals will help us determine whether All-On-6 implants are the best option for you.