All on Six Implants

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About This Treatment

The All-on-Six implant system stands out as a remarkable solution for those seeking to rejuvenate their smile, especially for individuals who have experienced significant tooth loss. Utilizing six strategically placed implants, this technique assures a stable foundation for a full-arch prosthesis, revitalizing your smile with impeccable stability and natural aesthetics.

The Process

The "All-on-Six" dental implant procedure is a specific approach to oral rehabilitation for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth in one or both jaws. This procedure employs six dental implants to support a full-arch prosthesis, providing a stable, long-term solution for individuals with substantial tooth loss or those needing a complete arch replacement. The procedure typically unfolds as follows:

Consultation and Assessment

  1. Thorough Examination:
    • Comprehensive dental and medical health review, and detailed oral examination.
  2. Imaging:
    • Employing X-rays, CT scans, or 3D imaging to evaluate bone quality, quantity, and anatomical structures.
  3. Treatment Planning:
    • Discussing procedural steps, costs, recovery, and alternative treatment options.

Pre-Procedural Steps

  1. Tooth Extractions:
    • Removing any remaining compromised teeth in the arch.
  2. Bone Evaluation:
    • Confirming sufficient bone quality and volume to support the implants.
  3. Temporary Prosthesis:
    • If applicable, providing a temporary prosthesis for aesthetic and functional use during the healing period.

Surgical Procedure

  1. Anesthesia:

    • Administering appropriate anesthesia or sedation for comfort.
  2. Implant Placement:

    • Precisely placing six dental implants in strategic locations within the jaw to ensure optimal support and load distribution for the final prosthesis.
  3. Immediate Load Provisional Prosthesis:

    • In some cases, attaching a provisional (temporary) prosthesis on the same day as surgery to provide immediate aesthetic and functional benefits.

Healing and Osseointegration

  1. Healing Period:
    • Allowing several months for the implants to osseointegrate (fuse) with the jawbone.
  2. Temporary Prosthesis Use:
    • Utilizing the temporary prosthesis while avoiding putting excessive pressure on the new implants.

Fabrication of the Final Prosthesis

  1. Final Impressions:

    • Taking impressions or scans of the mouth for the creation of the final, customized prosthesis.
  2. Prosthesis Fabrication:

    • Constructing and refining the final bridge based on exact specifications and aesthetic requirements.
  3. Final Fitting:

    • Attaching the final prosthesis to the implants, ensuring accurate fit and optimal function.

Follow-Up and Maintenance

  1. Regular Check-Ups:
    • Monitoring the health of the implants, prosthesis, and surrounding tissues through regular dental visits.
  2. Hygiene and Maintenance:
    • Upholding meticulous oral hygiene and following any specific care guidelines provided by the dental team.

Long-Term Success

  1. Ongoing Oral Health:
    • Preserving the health and stability of the All-on-Six implants and prosthesis with dedicated oral care and regular dental check-ups.
  2. Addressing Concerns Promptly:
    • Seeking professional advice promptly if any issues or concerns arise.

Before And After

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Patient Stories

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Javier was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would recommend.
Sarah Thompson
A great surgery; Dr Javier in particular spent time with me to make sure my new night guards fitted well and were up to the job
Paul Rand
The Dental Implant Institute has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at The Dental Implant Institute very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.
Irene Braswell

FAQs

Generally speaking, most people feel back to normal within three days to a week post-op, and many return to work the day after. That said, everyone heals at different rates. But if you follow your doctor’s instructions and listen to your body, you can recover swiftly and begin enjoying your new smile.
Advantages of Full Arch Dental Implants
  • Restore 99 percent of biting and chewing function.
  • Customized, natural appearance to match your features.
  • Cared for and maintained just like natural teeth.
  • Streamlined treatment process.

The CBCT scan lets us know in advance of dental implant treatment if you don’t have the necessary height and width of bone. In this case, we can augment the bone using a bone graft, which can be done before or at the same time as your cosmetic teeth implant surgery. 

All-on-6 offers all the extraordinary benefits of All-on-4 but with one fundamental difference. All-on-6 is the surgical implantation of 6 implants instead of 4 in the upper and lower jaws, which may be deemed to be a more suitable option in special cases or based on the specific needs of a particular patient.

How Long Do All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Dentures Last? All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant dentures are designed to produce long-lasting results. For many patients, they can last up to 20 years or more with the right maintenance and care.

All-on-Six Dental Implants are a sophisticated dental implant solution used to restore a full arch of teeth with the support of six strategically placed implants. In comparison to All-on-Four, which utilizes four implants, All-on-Six provides increased stability, especially for cases with higher chewing forces. This extra support allows for a more comprehensive and secure restoration, making it suitable for patients with specific anatomical needs.

All-on-Six offers several advantages, including enhanced stability and load-bearing capacity due to the additional two implants. This makes it an excellent choice for patients with greater biting and chewing demands. Furthermore, it often eliminates the need for bone grafting, making it more efficient and cost-effective.

The treatment planning process for All-on-Six implants involves a comprehensive evaluation and often employs digital impressions and computer-guided surgery. Digital impressions provide precise 3D models of the patient’s oral structures, aiding in designing the custom prosthesis. Computer-guided surgery ensures accurate implant placement, reducing surgical risks and enhancing overall success.

Prosthetic teeth for All-on-Six can include fixed bridges or full arches. They are custom-designed to replicate the patient’s natural smile regarding size, shape, and color. Advanced dental laboratories use meticulous molds and digital technology to create prosthetic teeth that seamlessly blend with the patient’s appearance, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

The recovery period following All-on-Six Dental Implants is generally shorter than many traditional implant procedures due to reduced invasiveness. Most patients can return to their regular activities within a few days to a week. However, individual healing times may vary, and adherence to post-operative care instructions is essential.

Initially, there may be dietary restrictions to protect the healing process, but these are generally short-term. Over time, patients can typically return to a regular diet. Maintenance involves diligent oral hygiene, akin to caring for natural teeth, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups to ensure the longevity of the All-on-Six restoration.

All-on-Six Dental Implants exhibit a high success rate and, with proper care, can last a lifetime. Should oral health changes occur, adjustments can be made to the prosthetics to maintain optimal function and aesthetics. Regular check-ups with your dentist are crucial to monitor and address any evolving oral health concerns.

All-on-Six is a viable option for many patients, including those with complex dental conditions. The treatment often includes addressing these issues as part of the comprehensive plan. Gum disease or decay can be treated before the implant procedure, allowing patients with such conditions to benefit from All-on-Six implants.

Age is not typically a limiting factor for All-on-Six Dental Implants. What’s more critical is the patient’s overall health and bone density. An initial consultation with an experienced oral surgeon can help determine candidacy and whether All-on-Six is the right solution for individual needs.

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