Missing teeth can cause several other dental health problems and have significant effects on your overall well-being. Patients in this situation should take steps to have their missing teeth replaced as soon as possible to ensure that good oral health is maintained and that the overall quality of life is improved. Fortunately, the latest advancements in dental technology have led to developing a good solution for replacing multiple teeth that provides far more significant results and many advantages over other treatment options. This solution is known as All-on-X Dental implants.
What are All-on-X Dental Implants?
This Dental Implants method uses four or more strategically placed dental implants that allow a full-arch denture to be securely and permanently fixed over them. It is a minimally invasive method to restore the function of your mouth and give you back the confidence that comes with a flawless smile. The most vital aspect of All-on-X dental implants is that you will leave the dental clinic with a temporarily fixed, full-arch denture on the same day as the treatment.
As the procedure uses computer-guided technology, the dentist will be able to see where there is enough bone mass present. The need for bone grafting can be avoided by the proper identification of the locations where there is sufficient bone mass available to carry out the implant procedure, which would otherwise add more expenses and recovery time to the implant procedure. By avoiding this invasive treatment, you will heal faster and with more minor complications.
The All-on-X method restores the beauty of your smile while at the same time it helps prevent further bone loss. The implants act as a framework that supports the existing bone giving it something to hold on to.
What is the procedure involved in All-on-X?
With the help of computer-aided technology, this procedure determines the suitable locations to insert the dental implants into the bone. In the All-on-X implant procedure, you do not require a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth. It includes four or more precisely placed implants spread out within each arch of your mouth to restore your entire smile. A dental implant comprises a small titanium screw surgically placed inside your jawbone and serves as the root of the missing tooth. After this surgery, a healing period of a few months is allowed for the implant to fuse with the bone. Meanwhile, a temporary denture is usually inserted so that the aesthetics of your smile is not affected.
Apart from ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another significant benefit: it slows down bone loss in the jaw in the future. This is beneficial in maintaining a more youthful facial structure and better oral health. But possibly the biggest surprise about the All-On-X is how quickly it can transform your life.
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