- by Dr. Karanjit Dhillon
- January 20, 2023
All-on-X implants allow the placement of a full set of implants in the mouth by using only four implants. It allows you to fix a full arch of upper or lower non-removable replacement teeth without needing multiple surgeries.
This method is immensely popular because it lets you get a full mouth of implants in one session. In some patients, depending on their oral condition, the process may be done in two sessions, set apart by a few months.
A temporary denture is provided in the first session which is also fully functional. This is mostly done under local anesthesia and has proven to be a revolutionary advancement in dentistry.
One of the best things about All-on-X dental implants is that it gives patients the advantage of having real looking teeth which also operate like real teeth. Since the process is minimally invasive, lots of patients choose it to get their smile back.
Who can get All-on-X Dental Implants?
Dental implants are great for anyone who wants to get a permanent set of replacement teeth which look and feel real. There are millions of people who have lost their teeth and wish to get their teeth back without getting into the trouble that comes with removable dentures.
Dental implants are a permanent solution which really help patients live their lives like any normal person with a full set of teeth would. If anyone doesn’t have a few teeth already or wears dentures, they are the perfect candidates for All-on-X dental implants.
Moreover, if the patient doesn’t have the required bone density to sustain a full set of individual implants, or the budget for them, All-on-X implants are the best way to go. These are economical, convenient and take little time compared to other implants.
Benefits of All-on-X dental implants
There are several advantages of getting All-on-X dental implants.
- This technique does not require any intensive surgical procedure so naturally there is very little pain. It is extremely convenient for the patients also because it is quite affordable.
- Quicker recovery time makes it feasible for a larger number of patients
- Patients get immediate relief from their oral condition since a temporary denture is placed and they can use it until the healing takes place.
- Since most of the scanning and designing is done digitally, the results are highly accurate and personalized. The implants are more stable and also perfectly fit for the patient.
- The surgery does not take a long time and therefore even patients with diabetes, hypertension and other systemic issues can benefit from this procedure.
- Easy maintenance since the replacement teeth act and work like real teeth and require the same maintenance like natural teeth.
- The patient is liberated from being unable to eat what they want. They can still bite down the food with almost 70 percent more force.
- It looks identical to real teeth. No one will even know that you are wearing replacement teeth.
- All-on-X implants prevent bone deterioration and your jaw will regain some of its mass. This will also restore some facial features. Patients who get All-on-X implants at Morgan Hill Dentistry noticed a significant restoration of their facial features.
- Getting the process done restores confidence and self-esteem. The patient can live normally and enjoy a healthy life.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ALL ON X DENTAL IMPLANTS
The process starts with a thorough examination of your oral condition. The dentist will make an assessment of your existing dentures, medical conditions, facial structure and will determine the course of placing your implants.
This will be followed by CT scans of your jawbone so that the dentist can determine the right position for placing the implants. The scans will also show the location of the bone sinuses and nerves for the implants. This step makes the whole procedure accurate.
An expert dentist determines the ideal location to fix the implants and then places them into the bone.
Now, a temporary denture is fixed so that the patient can use the implants normally for eating while the jawbone heals and sets around the implant like it does naturally around teeth. The healing takes place for a few months, after which a full-arch denture is permanently fixed to the implants.
All-on-X dental implants allow the dentist to fix a dental bridge fixed by 4 implants in the top or bottom row of teeth. The implants are fixed in the jawbone at the same time.
This means that with just 4 implants, you get to replace many lost teeth. The implant naturally fuses to your jawbone because it is made out of titanium.
Note: Some clinics may create and work with computer simulated models of the implants where the implants are digitally positioned into the jawbone in order to get the most accurate placement and results. The implants can be digitally adjusted and shaped according to the simulation. After this, the surgery is done.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL-ON-4 AND ALL-ON-X DENTAL IMPLANTS?
All-on-X vs All-on-4 dental implants
Even though the results achieved through All-on-4 and All-on-X dental implants are roughly the same and give great satisfaction to the patient, they do have some differences.
The main difference between All-on-4 and All-on-X dental implants is the number of implants used for both of these methods.
As the name suggests, All-on-4 dental implants make use of four implants which are specifically placed at certain positions in the jawbone after careful examination. Four implants are standard for every patient which gets All-on-4 implants.
However, All-on-X dental implants offer more freedom to the dentist in terms of the number of implants. This procedure is right for patients where the dentist feels that fewer or more implants will get the job done. This flexibility is revolutionary in terms of dentistry.
All-on-X dental implants allows the dentist to use only the required number of implants. With this method, the dentist can increase or decrease the number of implants according to the specific needs of the patient. For example, one patient may get only two implants while the other may get up to six implants based on the specific case.
HOW TO MAINTAIN ALL ON X DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The best thing about All-on-X implants is that you get to use your replacement teeth just like natural teeth. Your eating habits are not affected with the replacement teeth. It is suggested to follow the same maintenance procedures which are recommended to take care of your natural teeth. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss frequently. Rinse your mouth after every meal.
It is also suggested to regularly visit your dentist according to the recommended schedule. The dentist will regularly examine your implants and ensure that everything is alright. Dentists at Morgan Hill Dentistry are experts in All-on-X dental implants.
You can contact the clinic for more information about dental implants.
All-On-X dental implants are highly recommended for anyone looking for multiple teeth restoration. The procedure is minimally invasive and therefore extremely popular among patients who need dental restoration with permanent implants. With four or more implants, a full arch denture is permanently placed on top of them.
The procedure allows patients to enjoy the benefits of having natural looking teeth which function the same way. The replacement teeth allow patients to eat like they want and speak clearly.
Get All-On-X dental implants at Morgan Hill Dentistry for the best dental restoration results.