All-on-X is the name of a dental implant procedure that enables multiple missing teeth to be replaced with just four implants. Instead of each tooth requiring its implant to anchor a replacement, four implants supporting a fixed prosthetic arch are angled into the jawbone. This saves time and money, resulting in a new natural smile and improved oral function – all in one day!
How Do All-On-X Dental Implants Work?
Your surgeon will evaluate your oral health, bone density, and medical history to ensure your dental implant surgery will be successful. Your treatment will be carefully planned using dental X-rays, digital imaging, and computer-guided surgery techniques.
Surgery is done under local or oral sedation for your comfort. Implants made of titanium are carefully and strategically placed into the jawbone. The available bone support is maximized by placing two vertically at the front of the arch and two angled toward the back. Before using this technique, bone grafting was necessary in many dental implant cases. The All-on-X procedure often eliminates the need for bone grafting.
Next, the implants anchor a temporary set of prosthetic teeth, and the healing process begins.
How Long Does Healing Take for All-On-X Dental Implants?
All-on-X dental implants take the same time to heal as regular dental implants – about four to six months. During this time, the implant fuses to the jawbone. While the healing process occurs, temporary prosthetic teeth can be tried out, and adjustments can be made to correct imperfections. The bite, shape, fit, and color can all be adjusted so that the permanent teeth are perfect.
What Are the Advantages of All-On-X Dental Implants?
All-on-X dental implants are a great option for patients needing to replace multiple teeth, and they have many advantages over older technology, including dentures. All-on-X is the closest you can get in looks and function to natural teeth, and the procedure can be done in a day. They are lightweight and smaller than bulky dentures. Permanently installed, there is no need to remove anything for cleaning, as with dentures or bridges. Dental implants require no more care than natural teeth, just regular brushing and flossing.
The implant helps promote healthy bone growth because the body receives the signal to keep growing bone where the implant has replaced the tooth root. Dentures sit on top of the gums, and denture wearers can experience a decline in facial structure as the jawbone erodes from rubbing and irritation. In contrast, dental implants preserve the facial structure and keep the wearer more youthful-looking.
Finally, All-on-X dental implants are strong enough to restore chewing ability to 95 percent of natural teeth. You can enjoy eating your favorite foods without fear that your teeth could fall out like dentures can. Talk to your oral surgeon today to see if All-on-X dental implants are the right option for you.
Consult Our South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons About All-On-X Dental Implants
At Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we perform various dental implant surgeries. You can trust our South Jersey oral surgeons for your oral health. To schedule a consultation, call 856-582-4222 or contact us online. Located in Washington Township, Haddonfield, and Woolwich Township, New Jersey, we serve patients in South Jersey.