All-on-6 Dental Implants Breakdown
What are All-on-6 Dental Implants?
All-on-6 is a dental procedure that is used to reconstruct a person’s mouth when they have lost a significant number of teeth in one or both jaws. This process allows an individual the option to replace all of their teeth with six natural-looking and feeling dental implants. All-on-6 implants typically do not require bone grafting, so they are the perfect solution for patients that have low bone density or volume in their jaw.
Benefits of All-on-6:
- Quick recovery
- Enjoy eating and speaking again
- Pearly white smile
- No need for removable dentures
How long does it take?
The entire procedure can be completed in just one day – most often it ranges between 2-4 hours!
All-on-6 dental implants cost
As of 2017 the “All-on-6” costs an average of $24,000 — $31,000 per jaw in the United States. This price covers all pre-surgical work up including cone beam CT scan, the first set of All-on-6 and the last set of All-on-6.
Before the Procedure:
Though the all-on-6 procedure typically does not require a bone graft, it may be required depending on one’s bone density. No one mouth is the same, so it’s important for your dentist to thoroughly evaluate your mouth before beginning the procedure.
During the Procedure:
With the use of a local anesthetic, dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Provisional prosthesis can then be attached to the implants while they heal. Once the implants have healed, a permanent solution such as a dental bridge or removable over denture will be secured to the implants.
It’s that simple!
After the Procedure:
Post procedure care
In the first 3 months following the procedure, the mouth will be healing and the bone and gums are changing shape to adapt to the new fixture. During this time, patients should exercise caution in eating hard or very chewy foods.
Patients should expect some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. For majority of patients, the most discomfort subsides after a week.
Routine visits to the dentist
Following the procedure, patients will need to make sure to check in with their dentists often – especially in the first 3 months. In order to prevent any complications or getting an infection, it’s crucial to contact your dentist right away if something doesn’t feel right. Once the dental implants have stabilized and there is no more discomfort or pain, check in visits to the dentist can decrease significantly.