What are All-On-6 dental implants?
All-On-6 dental implants can replace missing teeth of the upper jaw and restore a natural-looking smile. Used for patients who are missing the majority or all of their upper teeth, All-On-6 dental implants use only 6 anchor screws to firmly secure a full set of teeth to 6 dental implants. Traditional dental implant surgery requires 1 screw for each individual tooth that is being replaced, meaning patients with 8 missing teeth would need 8 screws placed. With All-On-6 dental implants, however, fewer screws make for a less invasive tooth replacement option with an easier and quicker recovery time.
What are the benefits of All-On-6 dental implants?
All-On-6 dental implants can be treated just like your regular teeth, which allows you to enjoy virtually any kind of food again. Unlike traditional dentures, All-On-6 dental implants do not require any special care, creams, or pastes for regular maintenance. With All-On-6 dental implants, you can simply brush your teeth and maintain a normal oral hygiene regimen for a healthy smile. All-On-6 dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and help avoid jawbone loss that is associated with missing teeth or dentures.
The Benefits of All-On-6 Dental Implantss
- Often placed in just 1 dental implant procedure
- Only require 6 anchor screws
- Shorter recovery time
- Durable, natural-looking results
- Reduces bone loss or resorption
- Can be used for patients missing the majority or all of his or her upper teeth
When are All-On-6 dental implants recommended?
If you have lost all or the majority of the teeth of your upper jaw and have sufficient jawbone density, an All-On-6 dental implant procedure may be right for you. Ideal candidates for All-On-6 dental implants are also patients who currently wear traditional dentures, as All-On-6 dental implants are a more natural-looking, comfortable tooth replacement option that does not cause bone loss. All-On-6 dental implants are only for the upper jaw; if you are missing teeth on your lower jaw, dental implant surgery or All-On-4® dental implants may be right for you. For patients who are missing all of their teeth, a combination procedure of All-On-6 dental implants and All-On-4® dental implants can help restore a full smile.
What can I expect during an All-On-6 dental implant procedure?
With the information gathered from a digital impression and dental X-Ray scan, Dr. Classi is able to virtually plan your surgery to avoid any unforeseen complications. Virtual surgery planning allows Dr. Classi to evaluate small details of your unique case so that he is fully aware of all of your specific needs when placing All-On-6 dental implants. A digital impression and dental X-Ray scan can help assess your jaw health and properly plan where dental implants will be placed for the most successful All-On-6 dental implant procedure possible. If Dr. Classi notices that you have low jawbone density, he may suggest a bone graft prior to your All-On-6 dental implant procedure. An All-On-6 dental implant surgical guide will be made that will help Dr. Classi accurately place your dental implants with great precision.
If there are any remaining loose or unhealthy teeth of your upper jaw, they will be carefully extracted before your All-On-6 dental implant procedure, depending on your individual case. 6 anchor screws will then be carefully placed using the surgical guide. For patients with posterior bone loss, Dr. Classi is able to specifically angle All-On-6 dental implants. Following the placement of your All-On-6 dental implants, temporary crowns will be placed. These crowns will be worn while your All-On-6 dental implants undergo the process of osseointegration, which is when your dental implants securely bond with your living jawbone and gum line. Osseointegration is necessary to stabilize dental implants because these implants will act as the root of your teeth and must be securely bonded with your jawbone for stability. The process of osseointegration may take 3-6 months. Following this period of healing, you will return to our office and have your permanent dental crowns placed on your All-On-6 dental implants.
Does Dr. Classi offer revisional All-On-6 dental implant surgery?
Yes, Dr. Classi does offer revisional All-On-6 dental implant procedures if you have undergone dental implant surgery by a less skilled physician. Dr. Classi will only replace dental implants if they are failing, ineffective, cause you pain or discomfort, or if he feels you would benefit from All-On-6 dental implants. Dr. Classi will work with you every step of your All-On-6 dental implant procedure to ensure that you are able to smile confidently again.
How can I get started with All-On-6 dental implants?
Dr. Classi would be happy to discuss All-On-6 dental implants with you. To learn more about All-On-6 dental implants with Dr. Anthony Classi at Classi Smiles, please request an appointment online or call our dental office at 212.682.3313.