What Are All-on-X Full-Arch Implant Restorations
All-on-X full-arch implant restorations are a form of implant denture that uses a flexible approach to the number of implants used to secure your denture. With this approach, you will typically get 4-8 dental implants that secure your implant denture.
This type of implant denture can be removable or a fully fixed hybrid denture. The number of dental implants you get depends on your functional goals. With fewer dental implants, your implant denture is more likely to be implant-secured. This means that dental implants hold your restoration in place, but much of the bite force still rests on your gums, similar to traditional dentures. This is a significant improvement over traditional dentures, but it won’t restore the full function of natural teeth. These dentures are more likely to be removable.
With more dental implants, your implants can take on more of the bite force, directing it into your bone. This helps your implant dentures function more like natural teeth. These are more likely to be hybrid dentures (fixed dentures).
All-on-4 vs. All-on-X Implant Restorations
All-on-4 is a registered trademark for a particular approach to full-arch implant restoration using just four dental implants. It is a common and industry-leading approach to this technique that’s been around for more than 25 years.
The prosthodontists at South Bay Prosthodontics are familiar with this approach and have used it when working with some dental implant surgeons. There are some advantages to this approach, though it also has drawbacks.
If you have a dental implant surgeon who is recommending one or the other approach, we will go along with the implant dentist’s surgical plan. If you don’t have an implant surgeon, we will evaluate your situation to determine which approach is best for you.
Benefits of All-on-X Full Arch Restorations
All-on-X is very popular because it offers many benefits for patients. With this approach to dental implants, you will enjoy these and other benefits.
Replace All Teeth at Once
With All-on-X you have the ability to replace all your missing teeth in an arch with just one procedure. Often, this is the case even if you have remaining teeth to extract at the time of implant surgery.
All-on-X restorations often let us give you provisional implant restorations on the same day as surgery. That’s in part because the restoration balances biting and chewing forces so implants get enough force to stimulate bone building without putting the implants at risk.
With All-on-X, your South Bay Prosthodontics specialists can design a beautiful, natural-looking implant denture. Many people find they have the best smile of their lives thanks to the procedure.
Customize Your Treatment
With this approach, you can design the implant denture procedure you want. You can decide how many implants you want and what functional compromises you’re prepared to make.
All-on-X can help you get a full set of replacement teeth at a good value. In part, that’s because you can use fewer dental implants. Using only four dental implants is a lot less expensive than using one implant for every tooth. In addition, the way the All-on-X restoration balances forces means that most people can get this procedure without getting bone grafting–another significant cost-savings.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. With the All-on-X procedure, your implant denture can also be very long-lasting. Balancing bite forces with a well-designed restoration can extend its life. Some dentures of this type last more than 30 years.
Why Choose South Bay Prosthodontics
At South Bay Prosthodontics, we are specialists in dental restoration. We are busy every day helping people achieve beautiful, functional results with procedures like All-on-X full-arch restorations.
We also have close relationships with numerous implant dentists in the area. This close relationship improves communication, reducing the chances of errors that can cost you time, and money, or lead to poor results. We can refer patients to any of the implant dentists we work with.
We also have advanced tools and technology that help us execute All-on-X procedures, such as the Precise Implants Capture (PIC) tool, which can quickly read the accurate true position of dental implants to facilitate the placement of properly fitted restorations on both new and old dental implants.
Get All-on-X Full-Arch Restorations in Torrance, CA
If you’re looking to replace a full arch of teeth with an implant denture in one procedure, All-on-X is likely your best choice. Our prosthodontists are ready to help you get outstanding results with this procedure.
Please call (310) 378-9261 or use our online form today to request an appointment at our Torrance, CA, dental office.