All-on-4/All-on-6 Dental Implants - Schenectady, NY • Capital District
Missing Teeth Solutions
People who are missing all or most of their teeth need a replacement option that blends strength and natural beauty. Dentures are one option, but because they rest solely on the gums, many become loose or uncomfortable over time. Dr. Erin Page can provide an excellent alternative with All on 4/6 implant bridges in the Capital District.
“I feel like a whole new person since I got my implants. After years of suffering with my lower denture, I now have no pain. It is wonderful. I was shocked at how much they felt like my own teeth... sometimes I even forget. I was very happy with the office — it's very comfortable, and all of the staff are just great. Coming here was the best decision I ever made. I am much happier now, and also it has really helped my self-confidence. I would strongly advise anyone else in my situation to get implants."
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What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures stay secure in the smile because they are attached to dental implants surgically placed beneath the gum line. Traditional dentures, by contrast, rest on the gums and are secured by natural suction or with the help of a denture adhesive.
Dental implants offer unmatched stability for a denture or bridge. The jawbone actually heals together with each implant, meaning the new tooth replacement is just as strong as any other bone in your body once recovery is complete.
The benefits of implant dentures include:
- Better oral and overall health with a stabilized jawbone
- No need for denture adhesive or cream
- Easier eating and speech
- A natural-looking replacement
How Does a Full Arch Implant Supported Bridge Work?
All on 4/6 provides patients with a fixed full arch dental implant retained bridge, or in other words, a full set of teeth attached by as few as 4 or as many as 6 dental implants. This method works using the strategic placement of 4 to 6 dental implants in the densest areas of the jawbone at specific angles. Those implants are anchors for a full arch bridge. Compared to traditional implant placement to replace individual missing teeth (1 implant for each tooth), the all on 4/6 technique uses implants at specific locations and angles, drawing strength across the entire arch, allowing for the attachment of a full arch prosthesis (4 to 6 implants for an entire arch of teeth).
Immediate Provisional Hybrid Prosthesis • Case Photos
To begin, Dr. Page develops a treatment plan using our 3D cone beam imaging technology to determine the ideal placement of each implant, and review this plan with you and our prosthetic laboratory. Each implant is placed using precise surgical guides, and a functional transitional bridge is placed on the day of your surgery. You return for your permanent bridge approximately 4 to 6 months later, after full healing is complete.
Teeth in a Day at Capital Smiles
Immediate load implant retained bridges, also known as “All-on-4” or “Teeth in a Day” have become one of the most highly sought after teeth replacement solutions in dentistry today. And, it’s easy to see why. Dr. Page can provide you with a beautiful new implant retained smile faster than ever before. Our lab technicians travel to our office to work with our doctor, chairside, to deliver an implant supported prosthesis on the day of your surgery.
For your convenience, the entire All-on-4 package comes at a fixed fee that includes guided implant surgery, a transitional aesthetic denture, and a final hybrid prosthesis with milled titanium substructure or a precision all zirconia bridge.
Our Unique Advantages:
- State-of-the-art, computer-guided dental implant surgery aids in incredible accuracy and amazing results.
- Unlike other dental practices that send impressions on the day of surgery to dental labs for back-and-forth adjustments, our lab technician comes into our office on the day of your surgery. Our patients enjoy no wait time and instant, customized results that ensure optimal fit.
- After we place your implants, your custom-fitted provisional dental bridge is immediately fixed to your implants! It only takes one visit, and you leave with your brand-new smile on the day of surgery.
- After your implants heal over the course of 4 to 6 months, you return to our office to receive your final, permanent dental bridge.
All-on-4/6 Dental Implant FAQs
Even though there is a lot of good information on this page, we’re sure you still have questions when it comes to All-on-4/6 dental implants. We want you to have as much information as possible before making any decisions about your dental care, so below, we have gone ahead and answered some of the most common questions we receive about this procedure. If there is anything else you would like to know, you are always welcome to give us a call .
Does getting All-on-4/6 dental implants hurt?
No, and patients find it easy to remain comfortable during the procedure for multiple reasons. Firstly, the jawbone does not have a lot of nerve endings to begin with, plus the treatment area is thoroughly numbed before we begin. Computer-guided implant placement allows us to work relatively fast and conservatively, plus we offer a selection of sedation options if a patient needs extra help staying relaxed. Afterward, some minor swelling and discomfort are normal, but this only lasts for a few days and can be managed with OTC medication.
How long does the All-on-4/6 surgery take?
The length of the procedure can vary from patient to patient depending on their treatment plan, if extractions are necessary, and the state of their jawbone. On average, it takes about 2 hours per arch, but it may be longer in some cases. When you come to see us for your consultation, your dentist will be able to give you a much more definitive time estimate after they have examined your mouth and looked at your 3D scan.
Will I have to avoid certain foods?
Once your final denture is in place, you should be able to eat anything that you would with natural teeth. To help your dentures last, you’ll simply need to take precautions that we would recommend to any patient, as in avoiding biting down on particularly hard foods and being careful when chewing very sticky items. Other than this, there are virtually no food restrictions.
Will I be able to take my denture out?
No, only a professional will be able to remove your denture. This means in order to take care of them, you just need to follow a basic hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day and flossing in the evening. While the denture itself can’t develop cavities, cleaning the mouth every day will prevent the accumulation of plaque and bacteria that could potentially damage the gum and bone tissue providing support for the implants.
Can I use my dental insurance to pay for All-on-4/6 dental implants?
Most patients are able to use their dental insurance to pay for at least part of All-on-4/6 dental implants. The majority of plans will cover things like the consultation, X-rays, and the denture. The implant placement surgery itself might not be covered, but this isn’t consistent from policy to policy. Our team will go over your benefits with you before we begin treatment so you know exactly what to expect when it comes to your out-of-pocket costs. If needed, payment plans through third-party financiers can be organized with our office to make the procedure easily affordable.
Get in Touch with Your Capital District Dentist!
If you’re interested in learning about full arch teeth replacement solutions, including if this option could be right for your smile, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Erin Page at Capital Smiles. Call or Request an appointment online today!