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When All-On-6 Implants Might Be Your Best Option

When All-On-6 Implants Might Be Your Best Option

There’s no doubt that losing all or most of your teeth can be devastating, physically and emotionally. About 36 million Americans are missing all their teeth but all-on-6 implant dentures can help. 

At Nobel Dentistry, Abraham Nobel, DDS, MPH and our team use advanced implant dentistry techniques to help patients in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. We can restore your teeth, smile, and confidence with implants designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Learn how all-on-6 implants work and whether they’re the best option for you. 

What are all-on-6 implants?

Dental implants are an alternative to traditional dentures that use metal posts to attach artificial teeth to your jaw bone. Implants are often used to replace single teeth lost to decay, infection, or trauma, but they can also be used to secure an entire row (or arch) of teeth.

All-on-6 implants use a series of six carefully placed titanium posts implanted into your jaw bone. They’re similar to all-on-4 implants, except they use two extra implants to secure the denture.

Before placing the six posts, Dr. Nobel carefully evaluates your jaw bone, jaw structure, and bite balance to make sure that all-on-6 implants are the best option for your oral health. Then he maps out a treatment plan that may include two or more visits, depending on the approach he uses and whether you need extractions before implant placement.

Benefits of all-on-6 implants

Dental implants don’t just restore the aesthetics and function of your teeth. They may also promote better jaw bone health and prevent future tooth loss by maintaining the jaw bone replacement cycle.

Bone replenishes itself regularly. Your jaw bone depends on stimulation from teeth roots to keep replacing old bone with new tissue. When teeth are missing the roots are gone too, which means your jaw bones can start to thin out.

Implants serve as artificial teeth roots, helping to maintain the normal bone replacement cycle for healthier jaws. Not only can they improve your oral health, but they can also prevent that ‘sunken in’ look caused by a thinning jaw bone. 

All-on-6 vs. all-on-4 implants 

All-on-6 implants are typically suggested as an alternative to all-on-4 implants when the jaw structure or bite mechanics need a little more security for proper function and comfort. Because they use more posts than all-on-4s, all-on-6 implants provide additional bone stimulation that could provide more benefits for your jaws and your facial contours.

Dr. Nobel has extensive experience in all types of dental implant surgery, including single implants, all-on-4 implants, and all-on-6 implants. Following an initial evaluation, Dr. Nobel recommends the best treatment approach. 

Dental implants look, feel, and function more like natural teeth, and they’re easier to care for too. To find out if they’re right for you, call 213-204-8382 or book an appointment online at Nobel Dentistry today.

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