Have you grown tired of your dentures because they are ill-fitting and move around in your mouth? Dr. Terry Peterson and the team at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona, are happy to offer a solution to this exact problem. All-on-X dental implants are a fantastic solution to anchor your dentures. 

What are All-on-X dental implants? 

Also known as All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants, All-on-X dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with a fixed prosthesis supported by dental implants. The All-On-X refers to the concept of anchoring a complete set of teeth (an entire arch) onto as few dental implants as possible (typically four to six implants per arch). This innovative technique provides a stable and permanent solution for patients who have lost many or all of their teeth in one or both jaws.

Who is a suitable candidate for All-On-X dental implants?

Suitable candidates for All-On-X dental implants are patients who are missing most or all of their teeth in one or both jaws and are seeking a permanent and stable solution for tooth replacement. Candidates should have good overall health and  sufficient bone density in the jawbone to support the implants. A comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Peterson and the team is necessary to determine candidacy for All-On-X dental implants.

How does the All-On-X procedure differ from traditional dental implant procedures? 

The All-On-X procedure differs from traditional dental implant procedures in several ways. Unlike traditional implants, which may require a larger number of implants to support individual crowns or bridges, All-On-X utilizes a minimal number of implants to support a full-arch prosthesis. Additionally, All-On-X implants are strategically placed in areas of the jawbone with the highest bone density, often eliminating the need for bone grafting procedures.

What is the recovery process like after All-On-X dental implant surgery? 

Following All-On-X dental implant surgery, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding, which are common and typically subside within a few days. Pain medications prescribed by our team or over-the-counter remedies can help manage discomfort during the recovery period. Patients should follow post-operative instructions carefully, including eating soft foods, avoiding strenuous activities, and practicing proper oral hygiene.

How long do All-On-X dental implants last? 

All-on-X dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. They are designed to be a permanent and stable solution for full-arch tooth replacement, offering durability and functionality comparable to natural teeth. Regular dental check-ups, diligent oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits that can damage the implants, such as smoking or chewing hard objects, can help ensure their longevity. Patients should also attend periodic follow-up appointments with their dental professional to monitor the health of their implants.

If you are in the Scottsdale, AZ, area and would like to learn more about All-on-x dental implants, you can contact Dr. Terry Peterson and the team at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry today by calling (480) 613-3476 for an appointment. 

Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques near Scottsdale, AZ 85254

About Dr. Terry Peterson

Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques. He was raised in Utah and completed his dental education at Creighton University School of Dentistry after earning a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Since 2011, Dr. Peterson has practiced dentistry in the Phoenix area, where he is known for his warm and personable approach to patient care. He prioritizes treating each patient like family, ensuring a trustworthy and comfortable experience. Connect with Dr. Terry Peterson on Linkedin