This option is for people who either already have dentures or require the replacement of all teeth. Many conventional denture wearers don’t like to wear them because they don’t stay in place. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, the frustration of being unable to eat the foods you love and the problems with messy denture adhesives.
All-On-X offers a way to keep dentures secure so you can eat, drink, speak and live life as you wish to.
Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace your natural teeth. You may have noticed that your denture that once fit well now slips constantly and requires costly visits to the dentist for adjustment. That’s because every day that you were a denture the bone in your jaw shrinks a little more. Eventually the denture doesn’t fit as it used to and you will have to replace it.
All-On-X is a very different solution. You will still have beautiful natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth because. All-On-X secures your denture to surgically placed dental implants.
This procedure is extremely effective with common denture problems:
– Difficulty chewing certain foods;
– Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling or smacking;
– Slipping or moving of the denture;
– Gum and mouth irritation;
– Mouth infections; and
– Pain caused by poor fitting dentures.
We create a personalized treatment plan with an oral surgeon. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. This procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. Depending on the patient, either your existing denture is used or a denture is created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort is usually minor and temporary; the oral surgeon may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
After the procedure, the use of a medicated mouth wash is recommended for two weeks. You will not brush or use a water pick during that time. After two weeks, you can start using a water pick on a slow speed. You will also be given additional instructions to maintain your dental hygiene to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.