All-On-X Implants at Concord Dental Care
In the past, dentures were seen as the only solution for missing or failing teeth. Today, however, technology and advances in implant dentistry are bringing people a more comfortable, more modern option for tooth replacement: dental implants.
What makes dental implants the preferred choice? Let’s take a look at how they compare:
- Gold standard for tooth replacement
- Investment can last a lifetime
- Preserve bone quality & quantity
- Feel & function like natural teeth
- Strong & stable
- No need for creams or adhesives
- Provides firm support of facial structure
- Lower maintenance over time
- Old technology (the last resort)
- Less expensive, but often less effective
- Decrease bone quality & quantity
- Don’t feel natural
- Unstable & unreliable
- Likely require creams & adhesives
- Support decreases over time
- Will need to be remade or relined eventually
A REASON TO SMILE AGAIN: ALL-ON-X DENTAL IMPLANTS
Can only a few implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology- yes.
Tooth loss is very common among adults, especially as we age. More than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are choosing “All-On-X” or "Full Mouth Implants" dental implant restorations.
All-On-X: One full arch of teeth, four or more dental implants
To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium post that is placed inside your jaw and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants and the majority of patients are able to resume normal function the next day with little to no discomfort. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a realistic-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All is you might need is four or more precisely placed implants spread out within each arch of your mouth to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the All-On-X. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it slows future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the All-On-X is how quickly it can transform your life.
Yes, you can get a radiant, new smile in just one day
By combining the precise technology of the All-On-X procedure with the experience of Dr. Herrera and our dental technician, we offer a way to give most patients a new smile in one day.
Here’s why the all-inclusive approach works for people who are missing a majority of their teeth:
- Dr. Herrera is able to place the dental implants and deliver new teeth in the same day
- You leave our office with a natural looking set of teeth
After your surgical appointment, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. You see, it takes dental implants some time to strengthen within your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and we will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.
How do you know if the All-On-X Full Mouth Implants procedure is right for you?
Dr. Herrera offers a free consultation for his patients. At your consultation, you’ll receive a complimentary oral exam and x-ray. This exam will help determine if you need implants and help in creating your treatment plan. So if you want to learn more about dental implants, simply schedule your free consultation. It’s the best way to find out how dental implants can change your life.