It’s a kind of full-arch dental implant recommended by dentists when a patient loses many teeth on the upper, lower, or both jaws. It may be due to an accident or any other dental problems.
This surgery allows patients to replace all of their teeth with six natural-looking dental implants. This procedure usually doesn’t require bone grafting, so even low bone density patients can take benefit from that.
See also: All On 4 vs All On 6 Dental Implant
How do all on 6 dental implant works?
As the name suggests, a dentist creates permanent prostheses by using 6 dental implants. It is usually done by a detailed examination of your mouth using a 3D cone beam CT scan so that he can make sure that you are the right candidate for this implant.
You can also check the below video of the exert Dr. Ara Nazarian on the step-by-step procedure for all on 6 implants to get more idea on it.
Each procedure has its own advantages; just like All on 4 implants, it has similar advantages.
- No need for removable dentures
- Chewing & biting foods are pretty comfortable
- Looks like natural teeth
- A permanent solution to missing teeth
If we talk about the drawbacks of this surgery, it takes several months before the implants can be restored with permanent teeth. As it’s a whole month implant, you may need to allow adequate recovery time.
Any time of movement or accidental injury during the healing process could increase the risk of implant failure, and it may require additional time & cost in such cases.
It has a moderate risk of infection, as it’s the whole mouth reconstruction process; Dentists often prescribe antibiotics pre & post-surgery.
It’s usually a same-day procedure that takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the patient. In fact, you can go to your work with a beautiful smile the next day after the implant.
It’s usually recommended for the patient who was advised to have a full arch of missing teeth. Hence it’s a long-term alternative to traditional dentures.
In the United States, the average cost of all on 6 dental implants is around $24,000 to $31,000 per jaw. However, it may be a little lower or higher based on the dentist’s experience, the complexity of the procedure, etc. However, the cost above usually includes cone beam CT scan, pre-surgical workup, etc.
You can always visit the local dental office or use this contact form to know the exact cost of a set of all on 6 surgery.