All on Six Implants


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.

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


Patient Stories


What is the recovery time for a full arch implant?

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.

What are the benefits of full arch dental implants?

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.

What if I don’t have enough bone for dental implants?

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.

What is better All-on-4 or all on 6 dental implants?

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 does all-on-6 last?

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.

What are All-on-Six Dental Implants, and how do they differ from other implant solutions, like All-on-Four?

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.

What are the primary advantages of choosing All-on-Six Dental Implants over alternative options for full arch restoration?

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.

How is the treatment planning process for All-on-Six Dental Implants carried out, and how do advanced technologies, such as digital impressions and computer-guided surgery, influence the precision of this procedure?

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.

What type of prosthetic teeth are used in All-on-Six procedures, and how are they customized to match a patient's natural aesthetics?

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.

Could you describe the postoperative recovery period for patients opting for All-on-Six Dental Implants, and how soon can they expect to return to regular activities?

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.

Are there specific dietary restrictions or maintenance requirements for patients with All-on-Six Dental Implants?

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.

What is the long-term success rate of All-on-Six Dental Implants, and how does this solution adapt to potential changes in oral health over time?

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.

Can All-on-Six Dental Implants be a suitable choice for patients with complex dental conditions, such as severe gum disease or extensive tooth decay?

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.

Are there age limitations for patients considering All-on-Four Dental Implants, and how can individuals determine if they are suitable candidates for this procedure?

Age is not necessarily a limiting factor for All-on-Four 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-Four is the right solution for individual needs.

London Coverage

We provide dental treatments to patients across the whole of London and have provided specialist dental Implant treatments to patients in areas such as: Aldgate, Bow, Barnet, Camden, Chelsea, Clapham, Clapton, Croydon, Dalston, Deptford, Dulwich, Ealing, Fulham, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Hendon, Highbury, Highgate, Isle of Dogs, Islington, Mile End, Millwall, New Cross, Plaistow, Poplar, Shoreditch, Stepney, Streatham, Sutton, Totteridge, Tower Hill, Twickenham, Watford, Whetstone, White Chapel and Wimbledon.

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