Can I Get All-on-x In Just One Arch?
Yes! All-on-x dental implants can work opposite natural teeth or traditional dentures if you like. You can convert the other arch at a later date if you like.
Replacement Teeth the Same Day?
Most people get provisional replacements that attach to the implants on the day of surgery. However, in some unusual cases, you might get a healing denture instead, then an implant denture later.
How Does All-on-x Work?
All-on-x is a carefully designed system that builds on decades of dental implant technology. It takes advantage of the areas where the jaw has the best bone density for longest, including after you lose your natural teeth. In addition, two of the implants that support the most chewing force are angled so they get the most bone support. Because the system takes maximum advantage of your bone, people rarely need bone grafts with this system.
With the implants sharing the burden, none of them gets too stressed. Instead, the force of biting and chewing stimulates bone to grow around the implants, speeding healing and helping to secure the system.
The provisional bridge installed the day of surgery also helps. It gives good function but protects the implants against overstress. Once healing is complete, a permanent bridge can be used. It can be designed to be fixed or removable, and it can be acrylic (plastic) or zirconia (ceramic).
Learn about All-on-x in Coachella Valley
Are you looking to replace one or both arches with All-on-x implant dentures? Please call (760) 832-7915 today for an appointment with Palm Desert implant dentist Dr. Rod Strober at Country Club Dentistry in Rancho Mirage.