What are All-on-X Implants?
All-on-X technology refers to placing four or more strategically planned implants to keep a denture in place. All the implants are placed in one appointment. The procedure helps your denture to fit more securely and prevents the need for creams, adhesive strips and gels. The procedure is safe, easy and most implants heal fully in about six months.
Why would All-on-X Implants be needed?
You may want or even need all-on-x implants if your current prosthesis is constantly slipping and falling out. Likewise, your prosthetic appliance might be uncomfortable or ill-fitting, causing you to feel pain or discomfort whenever you put it in. The implants easily keep the denture in place so that it won't slip or budge. This allows for a more natural and realistic-looking smile.
Who's a good candidate for All-on-X Implants?
The majority of patients who want all-on-x implants can safely have the procedure done. Keep in mind that implants rely on healthy underlying bone mass to bond fully. If you have bone loss, we may suggest a bone grafting before the surgery can be done. We will go over your health and medical history before placing implants and you should be healthy enough to undergo the procedure and heal from it.
What happens during the procedure for All-on-X Implants?
We administer sedation and begin the surgery. Small incisions are made through the gums and the titanium implant posts are inserted deep into the bone. The sutures may be sutured to close the area and help promote proper healing. Over the course of about three to six months, your bone with naturally begin to fuse with the implant and become secure, stable and virtually permanent. The day after your implant surgery Dr. Johnson will adapt your denture or a new denture to the implants to make a fixed temporary denture. In four to six months, a new final fixed denture will be fabricated after the bone has healed and the tissue has stabilized.
If you're interested in all-on-x dental implants, call us today and we will help to get you in for an appointment.