Updated: Jun 20, 2020
All-On-4, All-On-6, and All-On-8 are titles of three dental implant options, each of which serve to completely reconstruct a patient’s smile. You may be wondering what the differences are among these three options, so we’ll help make that clear.
The “4, 6, and 8” represent the number of implants that will be inserted into the jawbone. How do we determine which option is right for you? We use cutting-edge technology to gather the most precise and accurate reading of your specific bone structure. The quality, volume, and quantity of your bone is determined through our 3-D imaging, and thoroughly studied by the doctor.
Patient’s often wonder the All-On-Four is a better procedure than the All-On-6 or All-On-8. The answer is no. There is no better procedure than another; we are just cautious in assigning you the correct procedure according to what your 3-D image presents. To further explain, we are more apt to advise an All-On-8 for a patient with a more narrow, less sustainable jawbone. Why? Because as you may have gathered, an increased number of implants means an increased amount of stability. When a healthy, substantial jawbone is present, an All-On-4 is most often the prescribed procedure.
Are you wondering what a good candidate for an All-On-4, All-On-6, or All-On-8 procedure looks like? Typically, patients who present a significant amount of tooth loss or decay are considered to be ideal All-On-4, 6, or 8 candidates. In addition, any patients who suffers from Periodontal Disease and/or other forms of gum disease are likely to be considered for this procedure.
We like to make it a point to assure our patients that they are doing the best thing for their smile and their overall health by taking advantage of one of these dental implant procedures. Often times, a patient with enough teeth to get by will hesitate to come in for a procedure like this. It is important, however, to note that the reason for tooth loss or decay is often the result of Periodontal Disease or some underlying issue.