If you have missing or damaged teeth, you need to get them replaced as soon as possible. Leaving gaps where teeth should be can lead to various health issues and concerns, which is why it is important to get any lost teeth replaced. Some common methods to replace missing or damaged teeth include dental implants and All-On-4 dental implants. However, sometimes All-On-4 is not up to the job, and that is when dental implant specialists will turn to All-On-6.
The team at University Dental in San Diego specializes in dental implants of all kinds, and below we explain everything there is to know about All-On-6 dental implants. If you are interested in learning more about All-On-6 dental implants or would like to request a consultation, contact us today by calling (619) 582-4224.
All-On-6 dental implants are a great way to replace missing or damaged teeth when a patient has lost a large portion of their teeth. The goal of the procedure is to replace all missing teeth using just 6 dental implants. These replacement teeth look, chew, and feel just like real teeth, and provide those with missing teeth with a long-lasting and comfortable way to get back their complete smile.
The name refers to the number of dental implants needed to secure all replacement teeth to your jawbone. For All-On-4 dental implants, only four unique implants are needed in order to replace significantly more than four missing or damaged teeth. For more substantial tooth loss, All-On-6 dental implants require six dental implants.
The first step in securing All-On-6 dental implants is to place the six dental implants. The dental implant specialist will choose six different locations for dental implants, strategically placing the implants to best secure the remaining replacement teeth. The implants will be screwed into the jawbone, and then a temporary crown will be placed on top of the implant until the area has fully healed. Once it is healed, a permanent replacement teeth solution will be secured to the implant, either using a dental bridge or some other set of replacement teeth.
The recovery following the placement of All-On-6 dental implants is pretty straightforward. Patients can expect to experience slight discomfort and swelling following the placement of the implants, but any pain should subside in less than a week. While any discomfort or swelling should clear up in a week, for the first three months after the procedure the mouth is still healing, so patients are advised to be cautious when eating foods that are very hard or chewy. For further instruction, you will need to speak with a dental implant specialist.
If you have several missing or damaged teeth, than All-On-6 may be the perfect procedure to complete your smile. At University Dental in San Diego, we have a team of dental implant specialists who provide experience and expertise with dental implants, All-On-4, All-On-6, and even All-On-8 dental implants! If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule a dental implant consultation, contact us today by calling (619) 582-4224.
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