“All-on-6" refers to a dental implant treatment concept used to restore an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. At Mega Dental, we surgically place dental implants, titanium posts, into the jawbone to function as artificial tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for dental prostheses. In the All-on-6 concept, six implants are strategically positioned in the jawbone to maximize support and stability.
After the dental implants are placed, a custom-made fixed dental prosthesis is attached. The prosthesis is typically made of high-quality materials like porcelain or zirconia and is designed to resemble natural teeth closely. It replaces an entire arch of teeth, providing a functional and aesthetic solution.
The Benefits of All-on-6
- Stability and Function
The All-on-6 treatment offers exceptional stability and functional benefits. The strategic placement of six implants distributes the forces evenly, providing a solid foundation for chewing and biting. This enables patients to confidently enjoy a full range of normal dental functions, including eating and speaking.
- Bone Preservation
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss commonly occurring when teeth are missing. By using six implants in the All-on-6 technique, bone preservation is maximized. The implants help maintain the shape and density of the jawbone, which is crucial for facial aesthetics and long-term oral health.
- Improved Quality of Life
All-on-6 dental implants provide patients with new functional and natural-looking teeth. This can significantly impact the quality of life, restoring confidence, self-esteem, and the ability to enjoy a varied diet and social interactions without worrying about loose or ill-fitting dentures.
- Long-Term Success
When properly cared for, All-on-6 dental implants have a high success rate and can last many years. Regular dental checkups, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits like smoking are essential for maintaining the longevity of the implants and overall oral health.
The All-on-6 Procedure
The All-on-6 treatment aims to provide a stable and permanent solution for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth in a dental arch. It utilizes dental implants as anchors to support a fixed full arch bridge, eliminating the need for individual tooth implants for each missing tooth.
The All-on-6 concept involves the placement of six dental implants in each arch. The implants are strategically positioned in the jawbone to maximize bone density and offer optimal support for the dental prosthesis. After the dental implants are placed, a customized full-arch dental prosthesis is attached. The prosthesis is typically made of high-quality materials like porcelain or acrylic and is designed to resemble natural teeth closely. The entire arch prosthesis is securely fixed to the dental implants, providing stability, function, and a natural-looking smile.
The All-on-6 treatment provides a stable and robust foundation for prosthetic teeth. To learn more, contact Mega Dental at 10510 FM 1464 Suite 100, Richmond, TX 77407, or call (832) 930-7723.