What are all-on-X Implants?

All-on-X technology refers to placing 4 to 6 implants strategically planned implants to keep the teeth in place. All the implants are placed in a single appointment. As long as the implants are solid, screwed-in teeth are placed the same day. With this procedure, the teeth are securely attached to the implants and are not removed by the patient. This eliminates the need for creams, adhesive strips or gels that are often necessary to secure dentures.

Why would All-on-X Implants be needed?

You may want or even need all-on-X implants if your current prosthesis is constantly slipping or you have multiple decayed or missing teeth. Likewise, your prosthetic appliance might be uncomfortable or ill-fitting, causing you to feel pain or discomfort whenever you put it in. The implants easily keep the denture in place so that it won't slip or budge. This allows for a more natural and realistic-looking smile.

Who's a good candidate for All-on-X Implants?

The majority of patients who want all-on-X implants can safely have the procedure done. Keep in mind that implants rely on healthy underlying bone mass to bond fully. If you have bone loss, we may suggest a bone grafting before the surgery can be done. We will go over your health and medical history before placing implants and you should be healthy enough to undergo the procedure and heal from it.

What happens during the procedure for All-on-X Implants?

The first step is discussing your sedative options so that we can provide you with the comfortable experience you expect. We then administer this sedation and begin the surgery. Incisions are made through the gums all of the teeth are removed and the titanium implant posts are inserted into the bone. A full set of temporary teeth are then screwed in place on the day of the surgery. Over the course of about six months, your implants will naturally begin to fuse with the surrounding bone and become secure. At that time your general dentist will go through a couple steps to make a final set of teeth that are make of a much more durable material.

If you're interested in all-on-X dental implants, call us today and we will help to get you in for an appointment.

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