All-on-4,5, or 6: What’s the Difference?
With all of the different dental implant solutions out there, it’s not uncommon for patients to feel overwhelmed and even a bit confused when it comes to planning their care. Faced with a multitude of choices, patients often turn to us for advice on which treatment is right for them. In particular, the world of implant-supported dentures is full of different brand choices and treatment types. For example, with All-on-4,5, or 6, what is the difference between getting four, six or eight implants?
Determining How Many Implants You Need
The truth is that the amount of implants that you need to anchor your overdenture depends on the specifics of your case. Every patient is different. Some factors we consider are:
- How much stability you need (the more implants, the more stability)
- How much bone structure you have (6 implants requires more bone than 5 or 4)
- Level of difficulty
- General health
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures like All-on-4,5, or 6 combine dental implant technology with dentures to replace a full row of teeth at once. The process starts with the placing of four to eight dental implants, and attaching a special denture to them. Overdentures are an excellent solution for patients who are missing a lot of teeth. They look and function just like natural teeth and have none of the inconveniences that traditional dentures do (slippage, food restrictions, removal during sleep).
Benefits of All-on-4,5, or 6
- Same day set of teeth
- Beautiful, natural aesthetics
- Strong, no restrictions on eating
- Great solution for full arch restorations
- Halts bone loss in implant sites
- Self confidence
At NJ Center for Oral Surgery, we treat each case uniquely. There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to dental implants. We recognize that this is a significant investment in our patients’ lives, and are here to guide you toward the best solution for your oral health and your overall well-being.