Do you wear uncomfortable or loose dentures because you have lost all of your permanent teeth? Not anymore! All-on-8 dental implants may be the ideal option available to replace all your missing teeth.
Dental implants which actually are the replacement tooth roots are among the most significant advancements in the history of cosmetic dentistry. Available in different shapes and sizes, dental implants are used for replacing one tooth, several teeth or even all of the teeth.
There are several methods for the placement of dental implants, as well as many different restorations that attach to them. Choosing the right dental implant system is vitally important in order to restore the appearance and function of the smile.
Several years ago, toothless people would have had no alternative but either to live with edentulism (toothlessness) or employ a removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak and smile. The removable dentures, however, are not the perfect solution and often result in unpleasant, uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing situations for denture wearers. These may include pain and discomfort from loose-fitting dentures, awkward social moments, messy denture adhesives, embarrassing clicking sounds and low self-confidence.
Of even greater concern, removable dentures often lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth is missing. Moreover, this dental appliance usually needs to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
All-on-8 implant System
Is there any solution then? The answer is yes. The all-on-8 implant system is a good option for patients with living with edentulism (toothlessness), as it can be implemented for upper and lower restorations.
The system is normally recommended for the patients who have lost more than 80% of their natural teeth. The system can also be used to replace the multiple teeth that are periodontally compromised.
The All-on-8 dental implantation is similar to that of all-on-4 and all-on-6 dental implants. Like the all-on-4 and all-on-6 dental implants that utilize 4 and 6 implants respective on each mouth arch, this system uses 8 false roots per arch to hold the full row of false teeth.
The implants inserted into the jawbone work as anchors for a permanent and non removable dental bridge of between 12 to 14 crowns (teeth). A fixed hybrid bridge, made out of porcelain fused to metal bridge or zirconium non metal bridge, is permanently cemented over these titanium roots.
Unlike removable dentures and fixed bridges that rest on the gum line or use adjacent teeth as anchors respectively, implants are placed in the jawbone.
Secured firmly into the jawbone, the false tooth roots disperse similar force around the mouth to secure teeth structure and give you a beautiful face shape.
They improve the oral activity, such as eating, chewing, swallowing and speaking.
Implants allow you to live dentures free forever, meaning you do not need to worry about your teeth moving as you speak or eat. Also, with securely anchored dental implants you can bite freely without worrying that your new teeth will break or fall out.
Implants do not cover the roof of your mouth (palate), which means you can now enjoy the flavors of your favorite food.
This implantation system can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone.
No flap surgery is necessary and the treatment time is considerably less. Bone removal surgery is not required in about 75% of the cases.
Your implants can be fitted within 4 appointments over the span of 1-2 weeks.
Also, you only need to wear temporary teeth during the middle stage of treatment for less than a week.
All-on-8 implants not only give most natural-looking teeth but also superior comfort, freedom from embarrassment, new confidence, and, of course, the stunning smile.