The all-on-six versus the all-on-four
Among the options available to replace missing teeth are both “all-on-4” and “all-on-6” procedures. These two treatments are similar and generally aim to achieve the same results. However, there are some key differences between them that may lead a dentist to recommend one over the other. Surgical placement of dental implants into the jawbone is required for both procedures, which are effective for people who are missing a lot of teeth. In addition to supporting either permanent or removable dentures, these implants also support the jaw structure after teeth are lost. It takes about two to three hours to complete all-on-4 and all-on-6 dental implants in one day. In both cases, general anesthesia is required, so you may feel less apprehensive about oral procedures if it is required. Four or six dental implants support the entire fixed prosthetic arch in both cases, so only one implant is necessary for each missing tooth. The arch supports all of the teeth, and the implants are attached in four or six places to the jawbone. They are designed to fuse with the jaw bone and look and function like natural teeth.
With multiple years of experience, Dr. Mousa is a compassionate dentist who offers comprehensive, high quality gentle dental care in his state-of-the-art practice.
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