If you are missing teeth or have teeth that need to be removed, you are not alone. Tooth loss is extremely common among adults. Over 35 million people in North America alone are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth and many of them live with uncomfortable dentures.
If you don’t like your dentures, you may be a good candidate for “All-on-Four” or “All-on-Six” dental implants to replace your missing teeth.
How do “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Implants work?
First let’s review what a dental implant is. A dental implant is a small titanium screw, which is placed into your jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Once the implant is in placed, a crown is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and functional tooth.
Because the implants are made of titanium, they can fuse to the jaw bone in a process called osseo-integration. This makes them incredibly sturdy and reliable, just like real teeth.
“All-on-4” and “All-on-6” implants are a good option for patients that are missing all of the teeth in either their upper and/or lower arches.
“All-on-4” or “All-on-6” dental implants are a series of 4 or 6 implants that anchor in a whole upper or lower arch of teeth. Instead of getting a dental implant for each missing tooth, we are able to strategically place just 4 or 6 implants.
These full-mouth restorations are non-removable, incredibly stable, and function just like real teeth. With “All-on-4” or “All-on-6” implants, you can chew tough foods, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, laugh, kiss, and speak confidently again.
They also provide the added benefit of preserving your jawbone. When teeth are lost, the jawbone below your teeth slowly starts to recede. By placing the titanium implant into the jawbone, you will prevent further bone loss and facial sagging, creating a more youthful appearance.
The Benefits of All-on-4 and All-on-6 Implants
Full arch replacements are great for so many reasons, including:
Who is a good candidate for “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants?
If you are currently wearing dentures or will need dentures in the future then “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” dental implants are a great option for you. Age doesn’t matter but dental implant candidates should be in good health.
How are “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants different from dentures?
“All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Implants are very different from dentures and have numerous benefits.
Process of Getting “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants
This process of getting “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” is an efficient and less painful way to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Individual dental implants to replace 28 functional tooth is impractical and not recommended. With “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” implants, you can have all implants placed in one surgery, which will minimize discomfort and recovery time.
STEP 1. CT Scan – The process begins with a CT Scan to evaluate the jawbone and ensure there’s enough bone to support the implants.
STEP 2. Treatment Plan – Once the dentists reviews your scan, they will come up with an appropriate treatment plan and timeline. At your second consult, they will review all of this with you.
STEP 3. Implant Placement – Next we’ll arrange for your implant placement surgery. The surgery itself takes on average 2.5 hours. In most cases, there is minimal discomfort after the surgery. We will also be available by phone if you are concerned at any point throughout the healing process.
STEP 4. Check-In Appointments – After your surgery, you will come in for periodic check-ups with the dentist to ensure that you are healing properly.
STEP 5. Restoration Placement – After approximately 12 weeks of healing, we will place your new teeth. After that you’ll just come in for your regular check-up and cleaning appointments so we can
Is it painful to get “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants?
Most people find the process quite comfortable and in many cases return to work the next day.
We also provide necessary medication for pain management, although we’ve had a lot of patients tell us that they don’t end up taking it.
How long is the “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” dental implant surgery?
The surgery takes approximately 2.5 hours per arch.
What is the success rate with All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Published studies show a 98% success rate for “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” dental implants.
What type of cleaning is required after an implant is placed?
Dental implants should be cleaned just like normal teeth, including daily brushing and flossing. Once your procedure is complete, we will review the oral maintenance instructions with you.
You will also need regular check-up and cleaning appointments, just like any other person with real teeth would.
Does Insurance cover “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants?
No, “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants are not typically covered by insurance in Canada. They are usually considered an elective cosmetic procedure. The cost of tooth extraction is likely covered if you need an extraction done before placing the implants.
To help you get your dream smile, we have partnered with Crelogix to offer you affordable monthly payment options. We can quickly help you apply at your consultation and you can repay the balance completely or with lump-sum payments at any time without penalty. Crelogix also offers great loan protection options to cover you for unexpected events such as job loss or injury.
Cost of “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants
The cost of “All-on-4” and “All-on-6” Dental Implants varies from patient to patient. That’s why we offer a free consultation. At the consultation, we’ll review all your options to replace missing teeth and try to find the best one for your budget.
You can also meet with our patient coordinator to review your payment plans and financing options. We work very hard to get all our patients a smile they love, at a price they can afford.
Are there any additional costs/fees to expect?
All fees will be discussed with you during the consultation appointment. After the consultation, you can also speak with our financing coordinator to learn what payment plan options are available to you.
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