April 29, 2022
What are All-on-X Dental Implants?
One of the most important discoveries in dental history, dental implants have changed the way people view dental restoration. The All-on-X procedure takes dental implants to the next level.
In order to understand All-on-X implants, it is important to understand how dental implants work.
The procedure of dental implant placement consists of replacing the missing or damaged tooth with an implant that is made of either Titanium or ceramic.
The missing tooth crown is then replaced with a crown using an abutment, which connects the crown with the screw.
The All-on-X dental implants allow patients to replace multiple missing or damaged teeth at the same time.
What is the Procedure for All-on-X implants?
A trained dentist uses computer-guided surgery to determine the best locations for implants and inserts them into the bone.
A temporary denture is usually inserted so that one can smile and eat normally while the natural bone heals and grows around the implants, just like it would around a natural tooth.
This process usually takes a few months, and then a full-arch denture is fitted and permanently secured to the implants.
A dental bridge anchored by 4 implants that can be placed in the top or bottom teeth is used in the All-on-X process, positioning the implants within the jawbone at the same time.
So, just four implants are needed to replace multiple missing teeth. Being made of titanium, the implant can fuse to the bone, becoming a part of the jawbone.
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What are the Advantages of All-on-X Dental Implants
Can Last Much Longer
Much different from traditional crowns, titanium implants are designed to last a lifetime and to support zirconia implant crowns.
Being the most durable material used in implant dentistry, Zirconia is also chosen for its aesthetics. Zirconia crowns not only look great but also no one can tell the difference.
A cost-efficient and minimally invasive method All-on-X dental implants restore both the function of the mouth and the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile.
Moreover, one can leave the office with a temporarily fixed, full-arch denture the very day of treatment!
Bone Grafts Are Not Necessary
Because of the use of computer-guided technology during the procedure, the dentist can see where the highest levels of bone are without the need for bone grafting, saving patients the expense and recovery time.
Moreover, skipping this invasive treatment helps in faster healing with much less complication.
Along with restoring the beauty of the smile All-on-X implants help to prevent further bone loss as they act as a scaffold that supports the existing bone giving it something to hold on to.
The cost of the fabrication of the prosthesis is relatively lower and moreover, the cost of repair is minimal as repairs can be easily achieved with repair resin which is added to the defects or areas of concern.
So the patient is not effected without the prosthesis for any length of time as there is no need to send the denture to the laboratory for repair.
Maintenance of All-on-X Dental Implants?
All-on-x does not affect speech or eating abilities. One can eat and drink normally and speak as clearly as with natural teeth after the implants are inserted.
Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly are important to maintain the health of the implants.
Keeping a regular professional maintenance schedule with the dentist is also important as it allows the dentist to inspect all the pieces of the All-on-X implant system and regularly evaluate bone levels to make sure everything is in the right shape.
The All-on-X technique is a great option for those who are looking for Multiple teeth restoration.
The technique uses four or more, strategically placed dental implants that allow a full-arch denture to be securely and permanently placed over them.
The patients are able to eat normally and speak clearly after getting these implants.
Dr. Gaurav Sharma at Kirkland Premier Dentistry emphasizes the importance of choosing a competent dental surgeon for the procedure.
Regular checkups and maintaining good oral habits can go a long way in preserving your smile after you get All-on-X implants!