By Lakecia Hammond for Zentist
The All-on-6 treatment was designed for immediate use. This procedure is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. In fact, hundreds of thousands of patients have benefited from restored teeth since its inception and is a stronger, healthier replacement for dentures.
How does it work?
The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 6 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or over-denture. Six implants are placed in the lower or upper jawbone to permanently anchor prosthetic teeth in place. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination, taking x-rays and scans to assess the anatomical structures in your mouth and assess bone loss and impressions will be made to create your smile.
Over time, the implants that are placed in the jaw will fuse to the jawbone, mimicking the natural roots and giving you a more natural smile that lasts.
Who’s a candidate for All-on-6?
Use tobacco or diabetic? You may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure. The treatment is recommended for patients with a full arch of missing teeth, or who are planning to have any remaining teeth removed and replaced with implants. The All-on-6 treatment offers a stable, long-term, alternative to traditional dentures.
Benefits of All-on-6
The All-on-6 procedure rarely requires bone grafting. In addition to easy cleaning, you’ll have an incredibly beautiful set of teeth. The treatment time is shorter, and along lasting option for tooth restoration.