Dental Implants – All-on-X
What are All-On-X Dental Implants?
All-on-x dental implants are ideal for denture patients who are tired of ill-fitting or loose appliances. The procedure involves placing four or more strategically placed implants that snap onto your new denture. This keeps the denture in place so that it does not fall out or slip. The procedure is quick, easy and typically requires two or three appointments to completely finish.
Why are All-On-X Dental Implants needed?
Most often, all-on-x dental implants are needed if a patient is having difficulties keeping their denture in place. The denture might feel uncomfortable or constantly slip out during the day. You might want a more secured option that is comfortable and beneficial to your everyday life. Your implants keep the denture in place so that you won’t need to worry about gels, adhesives or creams.
What makes you a good candidate for All-On-X Dental Implants?
In order to insert the dental implants, you’ll need to have oral surgery. You must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and have the ability to heal from it after the work is done. The procedure may be done in several appointments, so you should have the ability to follow through with consecutive visits to our office. We will perform an examination and take x-rays to determine if these dental implants are right for you.
What can you expect with All-On-X Dental Implants?
You will first receive general anesthetic to put you into a sleep-like state while the procedure is done. We will then create small incisions through the gums to insert the implants deep into the bone. In areas where bone is missing, you may need to have a separate bone grafting performed. The gums are sutured and you’ll need to come in within a few months to have the implants checked. Over the course of a few short months, your new implants will fuse naturally with the underlying bone. A new denture plate will be made for you and will snap onto the newly healed implants.
If you are interested in all-on-x dental implants and want to learn more about this procedure, call our office today and we will work to get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment.