What are All-on-X Implants?
All-on-X Implants refer to a dental implant approach where "X" represents the number of implants used to support a full arch of teeth. This technique is designed for individuals with extensive tooth loss or those who need complete teeth replacement. It's a variation of the All-on-4 concept, where the number of implants may vary based on individual requirements.
Why would All-on-X Implants be needed?
All-on-X Implants are necessary for individuals who have lost a significant number of teeth or have severe dental issues. They offer a comprehensive solution for restoring both the appearance and functionality of the teeth. This approach is particularly beneficial for those who struggle with wearing dentures or require a more secure, permanent solution.
Who's a good candidate for All-on-X Implants?
An ideal candidate for All-on-X Implants is someone with extensive tooth loss, compromised teeth, or failing dentition. Good bone density in the jaw is crucial to support the implants. Generally, individuals in good overall health, without uncontrolled medical conditions, can be considered. A thorough dental and medical evaluation is necessary to determine candidacy.
What happens during the procedure for All-on-X Implants?
The All-on-X Implants procedure involves the strategic placement of multiple dental implants (typically four or more) in the jawbone. The exact number and positioning vary based on the individual's jaw structure and requirements. After implant placement, a temporary prosthesis is often attached to restore immediate function. Over a healing period, the implants integrate with the bone. Once integration is successful, a permanent, custom-made prosthetic arch is affixed, providing a secure and functional set of teeth. The specific details of the procedure may vary depending on the patient's unique case and the chosen variation of the technique (All-on-4, All-on-6, etc.).
If you are interested in finding out how you can benefit from All-on-X, contact Cook Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation.