How All-On-X Works
All-on-X dental implants is an approach to replacing all your teeth in an arch with a single restoration–called either a denture or a bridge–supported by a small number of implants, typically four to 8.
Your implant dentist will select the number and location of implants to meet your treatment goals. Then, they will place the implants in a single procedure. Most often, you will also get your restoration placed at the end of the procedure, what is often called an “immediate implants” approach. We bring in a prosthodontist to handle this so you can get specialist care throughout your procedure.
Often, your implant dentist can select implant locations that don’t need bone grafting. Sometimes, your implant dentist might need to reshape your jawbone to improve the fit and balance of your restoration. We do this with our Waterlase, a dental laser that allows for fast, precise, and almost painless bone cutting.
Some dentists will call your restoration a denture, and others will call it a bridge. In the All-on-X approach, the two terms are essentially the same. Some dentists prefer to use the term denture if your restoration will be removable and the term bridge if the restoration is fixed.
Benefits of All-On-X Dental Implants
All-on-X is becoming a very popular approach to dental implants. That’s in large part because of the numerous benefits it offers.
Replace All Teeth at Once
One of the biggest benefits of All-on-X is that it lets you replace all your teeth at the same time. You will get a full set of replacement teeth in one relatively short procedure.
Another benefit of All-on-X is that you’ll normally get your replacement teeth as soon as you get your implants. The implants and restoration support each other, which helps the implants to heal properly while giving you a functional bite right away.
Avoid Bone Grafting
The way that the restoration and implants support each other also means that you’re less likely to need bone grafting around your implants.
Customize Your Treatment
With All-on-X, you can make decisions about your procedure. You can target better function with more implants, and choose between a removable and fixed restoration.
All-on-X can be a more affordable option for replacing your teeth than traditional dental implant procedures. Using as few as four implants can significantly reduce your costs.
Secure, Functional Teeth
All-on-X gives you a set of teeth that’s secured by dental implants. This means it won’t move around in your mouth, and you can use it to bite and chew normally.
All-on-X restorations can utilize the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry to look like a beautiful set of natural teeth.
Your dental implants, of course, can last you a lifetime. Some people have had dental implants for more than 50 years, and implants can outlive their wearers. With All-on-X, your restoration can last a long time, too. The support of dental implants and balanced forces can protect your restoration from wear and damage. Some high-quality restorations of this type last 30 years or more.
How Many Implants Are Best for You?
With All-on-X, there’s no set number of implants. The number of implants depends on your situation and your treatment goals.
Your implant dentist will likely recommend fewer implants if you:
With fewer dental implants, you might have to accept some compromises in chewing function. Your restoration might not be as secure, and it might not be fully supported by dental implants.
On the other hand, your implant dentist will likely recommend more dental implants if you:
These solutions can be more expensive not simply because of the increased number of implants but also because the restoration might be more reinforced to stand up to biting and chewing forces.
Get a Full Set of Replacement Teeth in Torrance
If you are looking to replace all your teeth using dental implants, the All-on-X approach is an efficient, effective solution. The implant specialists at PermaDent can work with a prosthodontist to design a solution that is ideally suited for your mouth and meets all your goals.
Please call (310) 325-9969 or use our online form today to request an appointment at PermaDent in Torrance, CA.