All-on-four or All-on six
A reason to smile again: all-on-four or all-on six dental implant
Can just four or six implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a resounding yes.
Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults, especially as we age. In fact, more than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called “all-on-four or all-on-six” dental implant restoration.
All-on four or All-on six: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants
To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four or six precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four or six on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the all-on-four or all-on-six. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the all-on-four or all-on-six is how quickly it can transform your life.
Yes, you can get a radiant, new smile in just one day
By combining the precise technology of the all-on-four or all-on-six procedure with the expertise of our implant teams, Dr. Abron has developed a way to give most patients a new smile in one day.
Here’s why the all-inclusive approach at DC Perio & Implants works for people who are missing a majority of their teeth:
- Your team of doctors, lab technicians works cohesively to achieve the perfect smile
- We’re able to place the all-on-four and all-on-six dental implants and the arches of your new teeth in your mouth while you are sedated
- You leave the office with a natural looking, fully functioning set of teeth—all in one day
After your day at DC Perio & Implants, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. You see, it takes dental implants some time to heal and fuse to your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and your team will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.