What are All-on-X Dental Implants?
All-on-X dental implants are a solution for full arch tooth replacement. Instead of placing individual implants for each missing tooth, All-on-X dental implants use just four to six implant posts to support an entire arch of replacement teeth. This method not only saves time and money, but it also reduces the number of surgeries required and provides a more stable platform for the replacement teeth.
What is Grammetry?
Grammetry is a state-of-the-art recorded measurement technology from Roe Dental Laboratory used in the design and fabrication of All-on-X implants. It combines advanced imaging with computer-aided design to create a more customized and precise restoration. The technology enables Dr. Nishime to make a virtual model of the patient’s jaw and teeth and then design a restoration that can be fitted the same day as their appointment.
The Benefits of All-on-X Implants Placed with Grammetry
Some benefits of All-on-X implants placed with Grammerty include:
- More accurate and precise restoration
- Reduced risk of complications during the implant placement process
- Better-fitting and more stable replacement teeth
- Improved long-term success rate
- Faster and more efficient treatment process
Who Qualifies for All-on-X Dental Implants?
All-on-X implants are a suitable solution for patients who are missing most of the teeth in one or both arches or full arches of teeth and are looking for a permanent, stable, and cost-effective solution. The patient’s overall oral health and jawbone density are factors that determine their candidacy for the procedure. Dr. Nishime will assess each patient and determine if All-on-X implants are the right solution.
How the All-on-X Implants Process Works
The first step in the All-on-X implants process is to undergo a consultation with Dr. Nishime, your qualified Honolulu implant dentist. During the consultation, he’ll examine your mouth, take X-rays, and discuss your medical history to determine if All-on-X dental implants are the right solution for you. Depending on the state of your oral health, you may need to undergo a supplemental procedure such as bone grafting beforehand.
Your initial consultation is a good time to ask any questions you may have. If you’re feeling nervous, Dr. Nishime can provide sedation dentistry during the procedure.
Designing Your All-on-X Dental Implants with Grammetry
Once it’s been determined that you’re a suitable candidate, Dr. Nishime will use Grammetry technology to create a micron-level accurate virtual model of your jaw. This model is then used to design a customized All-on-X implant restoration that fits your needs.
The final step in the All-on-X Grammetry dental implants process is the installation of the implants and replacement teeth. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and is completed in a single visit to Dr. Nishime’s implant practice in Honolulu, HI.
During the procedure, your implant dentist will make small incisions into the gums where the implants will go. Then, he’ll place the implants into the jawbone using the Optisplint scan bodies as a guide and attach the replacement teeth or dental restorations to them.
From there, your implants will begin fusing to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, which will normally last anywhere from three to six months. Regardless of how long your healing takes, you’ll leave our Honolulu dental office with a full arch of functioning, permanent teeth.
Caring for Your All-on-X Dental Implants
Caring for All-on-X implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Brush and floss your teeth regularly and attend regular check-ups with Dr. Nishime. Additionally, you should avoid habits that can damage the implants, such as chewing on hard objects, clenching or grinding your teeth, and using tobacco products.
Frequently Asked Questions
The All-on-X dental implant procedure can be completed in just one day. Patients can leave with a full arch of functioning, permanent teeth on the same day as the procedure. However, the exact time it will take to place your implants and your restoration will vary based on multiple factors. Your implant dentist will give you a more accurate breakdown during your initial consultation.
With proper care, All-on-X dental implants can last for many years, often 25 years to a lifetime. However, the restoration or the replacement will likely need to be replaced at least every fifteen years due to normal wear and tear. To make the most out of your implants, be sure to practice good oral hygiene and visit your implant dentist every six months for checkups.
All-on-X dental implants provide a more secure and permanent solution for full arch replacement compared to dentures or bridges, which can slip or cause irritation. Traditional tooth loss solutions aren’t nearly as customizable as implant restorations and don’t account for jawbone loss. Implant restorations provide unmatched strength, stability, and comfort.
Yes, patients can eat and speak normally with All-on-X dental implants. The implants function similarly to natural teeth, allowing patients to enjoy all of their favorite foods and activities without any limitations. It’ll be like having all your natural teeth!
Take the First Step Toward a Full Arch Restoration with All-on-X Implants
All-on-X implants placed with Grammetry provide a revolutionary solution for full arch tooth replacement. With the advanced technology of Grammetry, patients in Honolulu can receive a more precise and customized restoration that is both effective and efficient.
Are you interested in this ultra-precise implant solution? Then schedule a consultation with our qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Nishime, by dialing (808) 732-0291. You can also fill out the contact form below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. Advanced Restorative Dentistry is proud to serve Honolulu and surrounding areas such as Kailua, O‘ahu, and Kapolei, HI.