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All on Four vs All on Six Dental Implants

If the majority of your teeth have either fallen out or have been extracted due to dental complications, then you may be looking for tooth replacement options. There are many different treatments available in the dental cosmetic industry that provide patients a multitude of varieties when it comes to replacing a tooth. However, if the majority of your teeth are missing on your top or bottom arches, you may be looking for a more natural and quick solution.

Dental implants are a great way to permanently replace missing teeth. It is the only permanent solution in the cosmetic dental industry that promotes the strength of your jawbone as well as permanently replacing missing teeth. The “All on 6” and “All on 4” dental implant procedures are increasingly becoming popular among tooth replacement options. With the traditional full mouth reconstruction, dentists in the past would need to use 8 to 10 dental implants per arch in order to provide enough foundation for the missing teeth to be replaced. With the “All on” procedure, the dental implants are inserted into the jawbone at an angle which provides more coverage in the jawbone to have a replacement tooth cemented on top.

If you’ve already decided to take a dive in the “All on” dental procedure, you may be wondering just what the difference may be between the All on 4 or All on 6 dental implants. From an obvious standpoint, the main difference between All on 6 and All on 4 dental implants is that two additional dental implants used. As mentioned above, in the past, many more dental implants were used in order to provide enough strength for the foundation of where the fabricated teeth would sit on. This procedure provides the same format. The two additional dental implants will provide the patients an additional amount strength that can be added to either the front or the back end of the arches. This additional layer of strength will make a world of difference to the patients as the bite pressure will feel less heavy and less forced with the additional two implants.

It may seem obvious now to opt for the All on 6 dental implant procedure over the All on 4 dental implant procedure. However, patients who don’t have enough bone strength to withstand the pressure of the additional two dental implants may benefit more with the All on 4 dental implant procedure. The best way to decide which option is the best option for you, this is to speak with your dental professional after a full consultation and examination of your jawbone has been made.

At the end of the day, both the All on 4 and All on 6 dental implant procedures are great permanent solutions for replacing a full arch of teeth. Dental implants are the only option on the market to replace missing teeth permanently. This treatment also stops the deterioration of the jawbone because the titanium post that provides the foundation for the implant fuses together with the jawbone to give it an extra layer of strength. This is an absolutely great solution for replacing removable dentures and maintaining the structural integrity of your jaw as well as revamping the aesthetics of your smile.

Iowa Dental Group offers All on Four Dental Implants. Contact us today to find out more.

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