All-on-X Dental Implants in Howell, MI

All-On-X Dental Implants: A New Smile in One Day!

Imagine a life-changing solution that restores your missing teeth, enhances your smile, and dramatically improves your overall quality of life, all in one day! All-on-X dental implants offer precisely that — a revolutionary tooth replacement option that leaves traditional dentures in the dust.

In this comprehensive guide, Howell implant dentist Dr. S. Kyle Polasek of Polasek Digital Dentistry & Schaefer Dental Group will take you through the ins and outs of All-on-X dental implants, providing you with all the information you need to determine if they are the right choice for you. Get ready to embark on a journey to a confident, beautiful smile and optimal oral function.

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What Are All-on-X Dental Implants?

All-on-X dental implants, also known as full-mouth dental implants, provide a full-arch tooth replacement solution using a minimum of four strategically placed titanium implants. With proper placement, these implants offer a stable and durable foundation for new teeth.

The key to the success of the All-on-X procedure is the thoughtful placement of the implants at angles to maximize available bone for a secure foundation. Dr. Polasek uses the latest technology called photogrammetry, giving the most accurate and precise results for your new teeth, and cuts overall appointment time by 70-80 percent. This life-changing procedure also replaces missing teeth the same day as the implant placement and is virtually painless.

Benefits of All-On-X Dental Implants

All-on-X dental implants come with a range of benefits, including:

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Components of All-on-X
Dental Implants

All-on-X dental implants consist of two primary components that work together to provide a strong and natural-looking tooth replacement option:

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Titanium Implants

Titanium Implants

Titanium implants are known for their biocompatibility and ability to fuse with the jawbone, providing a secure foundation for the arch restoration. Composed of titanium, a biocompatible metal renowned for its strength and durability, these implants have become a popular choice in dentistry for replacing damaged or missing teeth.

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Arch Restorations

Arch Restorations

Arch restorations, also referred to as full-arch restorations, are custom-designed prosthetic teeth that replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. These restorations are tailored to the patient’s individual needs, taking into account their natural tooth color, shape, and bite alignment for an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive result.

The result is a comprehensive set of teeth that appear and feel authentic, restoring the patient’s capacity to chew, converse, and beam with assurance. With All-on-X dental implants and expertly crafted arch restorations, you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful and functional smile.

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Candidacy for All-on-X Dental Implants

The All-on-X Dental Implant Process

Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation for All-on-X dental implants, Dr. Polasek will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and determine your candidacy for the procedure. A comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to assess factors such as overall oral health, bone density, and medical history.

This is an essential step in determining if All-on-X dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for you. Be prepared to discuss any existing conditions, allergies, or medications that could potentially impact the success of the dental implant procedure.

Treatment Planning

Once your candidacy for All-on-X dental implants has been confirmed, a customized treatment plan will be created for you. This plan will include the required number of implants, their positioning, and the design of the final restoration. Computer-guided surgery can accurately plan the implant placement procedure, ensuring a precise and successful outcome.

In some cases, additional procedures, such as bone grafting or tooth extractions, may be necessary before the implant procedure can be performed. Our dentist will discuss these supplemental procedures with you during the treatment planning stage.

Implant Placement

Implant placement is a critical stage in the All-on-X dental implant process. During this stage, titanium implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the arch restoration. The strategic placement of four or more dental implants in the upper or lower jaw ensures stability and strength, allowing the prosthetic teeth to function just like natural teeth.

Local anesthetic is administered during the implant placement procedure to ensure a pleasant experience. We can also provide sedation dentistry to patients who are especially nervous or sensitive to pain. Dr. Polasek’s advanced implant placement techniques ensure a successful and comfortable procedure with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Restoration Installation

The final step in the All-on-X dental implant process is the installation of the custom-designed arch restoration. This full-arch prosthesis is carefully crafted to match your natural tooth color, shape, and bite alignment, providing a seamless and natural appearance.

Once the arch restoration is securely attached to the titanium implants, the All-on-X dental implant procedure is complete, and you can enjoy your new, beautiful, and functional set of teeth. The transformational impact of All-on-X dental implants on your smile and oral function will be truly life-changing.

Post-Operative Care and Maintenance

With diligent post-operative care and maintenance, your All-on-X dental implants can continue to provide a beautiful, functional smile for many years to come. Dr. Polasek offers the following advice on caring for your All-on-X implants:

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