Dental implants system
All on 8 Dental Implants
Nowadays, many people choose dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth, which is then used in conjunction with a crown, bridge or hybrid denture to restore the appearance and function of the smile. Dental implants also prove an effective method of securing dentures and preventing issues with rubbing of gums and sore spots. Various dental implant systems exist and they can use alternate procedures for design, fit and function. Choosing the right dental implant system for you is vitally important, in order to ensure your specific needs and specifications are meet.
One dental implant system that has revolutionized the treatment of missing teeth and removable dentures replacement is the All on 4 dental implants, which consists in a palate-less hybrid acrylic denture. However, dentistry is advancing and improving all the time for dentists and patients alike. For this reason, we at New Smile Dental Group in Costa Rica now offer not only the All-On-4 but also, the All-On-6 or All-On-8 dental implant treatment which offer optimum support for teeth function and health, giving patients a secure fit and reducing bone re-absorption also, they are ADA Accredited and completely safe for the patient’s health.
All-On-6 / All-On-8
The All-On-6 or All-On-8 dental implants system consists in the placement of 6 to 8 dental implants per each dental arch, working as “anchors” for a fix and non-removable dental bridge. The dental implants will be supporting a fix dental bridge (permanently cemented over the implants) of between 12 to 14 units (teeth). This system is recommended in cases where the patient has an adequate bone level and extractions are not required.
The aim of dental implants is to act as tooth roots, dispersing similar force around the mouth to secure teeth structure and facilitate oral activity, such as swallowing, speaking and eating. Your teeth play a pivotal role in forming your facial structure, so restoring a damaged smile can enhance and improve your entire appearance.
If you have lost any of your teeth then, you will undoubtedly want healthy and natural-looking teeth replacements, which can give you a beautiful face shape and smile. Treatment with the All-On-6/All-On-8 dental implants system is able to provide you with the strong, beautiful and stable smile you have been searching for, since your teeth become lost or seriously damaged.
As known, the All-On-4 dental implants procedure consists in the placement of 4 dental implants per each dental arch (if the bone allows, 5 or 6 implants will offer a better stabilization). The implants will be integrating into the bone for about 4 to 6 months. During the healing process, it is necessary to wear a temporary removable denture (sometimes it can be temporarily screwed) in order to eat and speak as regularly. Once the healing period is finished, a hybrid acrylic denture with a titanium bar will be screwed into the four to six dental implants that you have.
What to choose?
Among all the different options available for full mouth restoration, you can feel sometimes overwhelmed and confused about how to proceed. Please check below some general characteristics about each dental implant system.
The All on 6/All on 8:
- Involves 6 to 8 dental implants per each dental arch.
- If there are remaining teeth that can be saved then, they will not be removed only restored.
- The prosthesis is a fix bridge built in either porcelain noble metal or porcelain zirconium, which feels, look and act like natural teeth.
- The prosthesis is permanently cemented.
- If the jawbone is not in an adequate level then, bone grafting/sinus lift will be necessary.
All on 4:
- Involves 4 (sometimes 5 or 6) dental implants per each dental arch.
- All natural teeth (if remaining) have to be removed.
- The prosthesis is a hybrid acrylic denture.
- The prosthesis is screwed.
- Bone grafting and/or sinus lift augmentation are not usually necessary.
Naturally, you need to make informed choices that work for you. Feel free to contact us at New Smile Dental Group in Costa Rica about All on 4, All on 6 or the All on 8 dental implants.
We would love to assist you and provide you with the information that you need about dental implants, treatments and payment options.