What Are All-On-X Dental Implants?

All-on-x dental implants go by many names. They’re sometimes called all-on-4 dental implants or hybrid dental implants. It’s a revolutionary treatment that lets Dr. Siegel replace all your teeth in just one procedure. That means you’ll get your new, beautiful smile in less time and fewer dental visits than you likely thought!

Dental implants are titanium posts that we surgically implant into your jawbone. They act as a tooth root and hold a restoration like a crown, bridge, or even dentures (called “implant-supported dentures.” With all-on-x or hybrid dental implants, we can give you a mouth of beautiful teeth on only a few implants.

Titanium is a special metal. Not only is it very strong and light, but it also has the ability to bond with your bone. Your jawbone grows around the implant and attaches to it. The implant becomes fully fixed in your jawbone, and as long as you care for it, the implant will stay attached and in place.

Most people are candidates for all-on-x dental implants or hybrid dental implants and choose to get them for various reasons ranging from replacing dentures to missing all your teeth. All-on-x dental implants may be right for you. Some of your friends and neighbors in Blue Bell might even have them!

Before All-On-X Dental Implants treatment
After All-On-X Dental Implants treatment

Benefits of All-On-X Dental Implants

Many people are attracted to dental implants because they offer so many benefits:

  • Look like natural teeth
  • Let you bite and chew normally
  • Won’t fall out
  • Stimulate your jawbone to prevent changes in your facial structure
  • Can be completed in one appointment
  • Require no special care: just brush, floss, and get regular checkups
  • Restorations are long-lasting
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime
all-on-x fixed bridge arch illustration

All-On-X dental implants look just like natural teeth. Our implant dentist, Dr. Siegel, designs them using the latest principles in cosmetic dentistry and manufactures them using the best materials available.

Because your all-on-4 dental implants are attached to your jawbone like natural teeth, you can bite and chew normally with them. You shouldn’t have to give up any of your favorite foods.

The secure attachment between implants and your restorations means that your teeth won’t fall out or become loose (like is common with dentures). Plus, your dental implants will stimulate your jawbone so that the body continues to replace cells. This means that you won’t be plagued with a changing facial structure that can cause you not to recognize yourself due to jowls or a squished lower third of your face.

The procedure can often be completed in just one visit. Though, you’ll need additional visits if you have gum disease or poor bone health.
However, there’s no special care required for these replacement teeth in most cases. You just brush and floss as normal. Of course, it’s equally important to make your regular dental visits so Dr. Siegel can help keep your implants, restorations, and gums healthy.

With proper fitting and high-quality materials, your restorations can last a long time. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime with proper care! There are documented cases of people keeping their implants for up to 50 years.

Are You a Candidate for Fixed-In Full Arch Replacement Teeth?

By now, you’re probably thinking that these replacement teeth sound pretty good. You are probably wondering whether you’re a good candidate for them. The good news is that most people are. To be a good candidate for all-on-x dental implants, you need to meet three criteria:

  • Have you lost or are you losing most teeth in one or both arches?
  • Are you in good health for surgery?
  • Are you committed to caring for your replacement teeth?

Hybrid dental implants are designed for people who are losing all their teeth. If you still have some good teeth, this might not be right for you. Though, you may benefit from a dental implant-supported bridge. Make an appointment with Dr. Siegel to find out what type of replacement is best for you.

Dental implant surgery is not major surgery, but we still have to consider if you have good enough health for the procedure. If Dr. Siegel isn’t confident that you qualify, he might ask you to visit your doctor first.

Finally, you need to be committed to caring for your dental implants. Although they can last a lifetime, they need close care to ensure they last. This means taking the time to brush and floss every day. And, of course, making your regular dental appointments.

Dental Excellence of Blue Bell Can Give You a New Smile

If you are looking for a better way to replace your teeth than with the traditional loose dentures, then all-on-x dental implants might be right for you. To learn more about this option in Montgomery County, please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment with Dr. Ken Siegel at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.