All-On-6 Dental Implants in NYC

All-On-6 dental implants in NYC use six individual implants as anchors to replace an entire row of damaged and decayed teeth. Learn about this procedure offered at the Dental Implant Center NYC, our New York City based dental practice. All-on-4 implants are generally used in the lower jaw, which has denser bone than the upper jaw.

What are All-On-6 Dental Implants?

Modern innovations have made it possible to replace an entire row of top or bottom teeth using All-On-6 dental implants in NYC. This is more commonly used in the upper jaw due to the softer bone found there than All-on-4 style restorations. It involves placing two more implants than All-On-4 but otherwise, they are very similar.

In this procedure, decayed and damaged teeth will be extracted, before a dental surgeon implants six titanium surgical posts in your upper jawline. The precisely placed implants are then used to support a full row of synthetic replacement teeth.

You’ll have a full and healthy smile that will last for years. Synthetic dentures can be made from acrylic, composite, or porcelain materials. Porcelain is the longest lasting and most natural-looking option, but it will attract a higher price. An advantage of implants is that they can help preserve bone, therefore limiting future facial deterioration to help maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.  They can be seen as the “Fountain of Youth”.

Is All-On-6 Dental Implant Surgery Right for Me?

Dental implantation is often used to replace one or a few missing or damaged teeth. When an entire row (also referred to as an arch) is damaged or lost, All-On-6 surgery will be the most cost-effective restoration option, and when done correctly will provide the longevity of a beautiful smile.

You may need All-On-6 dental implants in NYC if:

  • Your teeth are extensively damaged or decayed, particularly in the upper jaw.
  • You are suffering from frequent infections.
  • You can’t eat all food types, or have difficulty chewing.
  • You have problems with speech.
  • You are self-conscious about your smile. Remember; your upper teeth show when you smile, your lower teeth show when you speak. All-On-6 implants are generally used in the upper jaw.

All-On-6 implants are intended for extensive damage and late-stage decay and loss. If you are missing your natural teeth but want a permanent solution, it’s time to schedule your consultation.

How Do All-On-6 Dental Implants Work?

You may have some uncertainty ahead of All-On-6 surgery. This is normal. Learning more about the procedure can help you to feel more comfortable with your decision. Except for having two more implants, the process is identical to All-On-4.

  • The first consultation will include an evaluation, and a 3D scan so that your prosthetic teeth can be perfectly formed to fit your mouth.
  • A smile evaluation will be performed so that your new teeth will be in exactly the right position.
  • On surgery day, roots will be implanted using surgical guides custom-formed for your mouth. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation in some cases.
  • Temporary bridges are fitted either on the same day or within 72 hours after surgery.
  • Temporary bridges are used for around six to eight months. When your mouth and jaw have healed, you will be fitted to have permanent teeth placed.

All-On-6 Dental implants usually give you temporary fixed teeth (teeth that don’t come out) on the day of surgery. While the final result requires a complex and long process, the results can be lifechanging, giving you confidence, and a life-style with a beautiful smile.

Components of All-On-6 Dental Implants in NYC

There is a three-layer system used to implant the roots, bridges, and fixtures for All-On-4 procedures.

  • The roots or posts are embedded in the jaw and are made from titanium.
  • Temporary dentures are made from acrylic, while permanent dentures after the first six months are made from heat processed acrylic, porcelain or zirconium for a natural look.
  • The dentures are secured with surgical-grade implant screws.

How Long Will My Implants Last?

All-On-6 dental implants in NYC are a recent innovation. Some of the longest studies have tracked prostheses that have lasted longer than ten years. You can expect your implants to last at least a decade with proper care.  How long they last often depends on you.  How well are you taking care of your new teeth? How often do you come in for a follow-up?

Caring for New All-On-6 Dental Implants in NYC

Follow the same care routine as you would for regular teeth while being careful not to skip brushing and mouth washing. You should brush at least twice a day or after every meal. A rubber gum stimulator can be used to remove debris around the gum line. Depending on your dentures, you may also use dental floss daily. We will develop a home care program that is personalized to you.

Antiseptic mouthwash can be used to assist in removing debris and bacteria. Regular visits for cleanings and checkups (every six months to a year) are recommended in most cases.

Dr. Condos will recommend specific after-care following your surgery.

Book Your All on 6 Consultation Today

Find out if All-On-6 implants in NYC are the right solution for your tooth loss and decay. Contact us now to schedule an appointment and look ahead to your full and healthy smile.

To learn more about all-on-six dental implants in NYC, or alternative options, or to book an appointment for a treatment plan, we welcome you to contact the Dental Implant Center NYC at  212-799-6900.

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