All-on-6 Implants: A Full-Arch Implant Solution

If you’re seeking a permanent tooth replacement for your missing upper or lower teeth, consider the All-on-6 treatment offered by Dr. Syed at Family Dental of Littleton. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth and provide a long-lasting foundation for full-arch treatments like All-on-6.

What are All-on-6 Implants?

The All-on-6 implant system involves the placement of six strategically positioned dental implants in your upper or lower jaw. A small abutment sits on top of each implant, which attaches to a fixed hybrid restoration. This U-shaped restoration restores all of the teeth at once, without the need for a removable denture. Dr. Syed customizes each restoration for a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing fit.

All-on-6 implants allow you to enjoy your favorite foods, speak with ease, and smile confidently, just like natural teeth or fixed bridges.

All-on-6 vs. All-on-4 Implants

While many are familiar with All-on-4 implants that use four implants for support, some individuals require additional support for their full-arch restoration. In such cases, Dr. Syed adds two more implants to create an All-on-6 implant device, expanding opportunities for tooth replacement.

The Treatment Process

The dental implant process typically requires multiple visits over six months or more. During this period, dental implants fuse with the supporting bone, requiring the use of temporary prosthetics like dentures.

On the day of your implant installation, a small opening is created at each implant site, and the implants are placed into the bone. After a short recovery period, a series of impressions are taken, and the permanent hybrid appliance is later installed on top of special attachments fixed onto each implant.

Am I a Candidate for All-on-6 Treatment?

Suitable candidates for full-arch implants must have healthy gum tissue and dense bone to support their implants. Dr. Syed will determine whether there are any teeth that can be restored or require removal. If there is insufficient bone, augmentation or grafting may expand your treatment options. Inform Dr. Syed of any medications, recent surgeries or hospitalizations to ensure suitability for implant treatment.

Dr. Syed offers no-obligation dental implant consultations for all patients. If you’re considering a permanent tooth replacement or full-mouth reconstruction, Family Dental of Littleton may be an excellent option. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation today!