All-On-X/Same Day Teeth is a minimally invasive procedure that uses strategically placed implants to replace an entire arch of teeth (upper or lower). It is a convenient way to get a brand new smile instead of spending months or even years waiting for new teeth.
For patients who have lost all their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth pulled due to decay, this is an amazing advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple procedures. As the name of the procedure implies, the greatest thing about Same Day Teeth/All-On-X is that the initial procedure can be completed in just one day. If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, same-day dental implants may be the ideal solution.
Am I a candidate for All-On-X?
All-On-X systems offer people a chance to live a full and healthy lifestyle by replacing the teeth with implants over removable dentures. The ideal candidate for All-on-X implants is someone who has multiple missing or broken down teeth, or already wears dentures but cannot tolerate them. Additionally, this is an ideal procedure for someone that does not have the bone quality to support a full set of individual implants or the time to undergo multiple procedures for their new smile.
How long does it take to heal after All-On-X procedure?
During the 4 to 6 months of healing, osseointegration is taking place. Osseointegration is when your bone and the implant fuse together, essentially making the implant a part of your body. This can be accomplished because the implant is made from biocompatible titanium—meaning it works with your body. Think of this healing time as a test drive for your new teeth. The day of your All-On-X procedure, you will walk in with your old or missing teeth and leave the very same day with a brand new smile. This set of teeth are your healing teeth. During the 4 to 6 month healing period, you will have ample time to decide if you like the color of your teeth, the shape, the fit, bite, etc. We can make all the adjustments that may be needed so that your permanent teeth are exactly what you want them to be.
Can I get All-On-X for just one arch?
Yes. All-On-X dental implants can work opposite natural teeth or traditional dentures. You can always convert the other arch at a later date.
What is the difference between All-On-4 and All-On-X?
Both treatments have been certified to produce excellent results, giving a powerful bite, snug fit, and realistic look. While implant success rates are above 95%, the failure of just one implant in the All-on-4 scenario can prove catastrophic. All-On-X is intentionally over-engineered, which is an effort to create a sturdier product that contains more features than often needed for its proposed application. For this reason, we follow the All-On-X model, utilizing one to two additional implants, while keeping the cost to you the same. Your long term risk and cost however, is greatly reduced.
Call Sioux Falls Dental Implant Center today at (605) 799-2929 for your free consultation to evaluate options for full mouth dental implants in Sioux Falls, SD!