What’s the difference between All-on-4 and All-on-X dental implants?
All-on-4 and All-on-X are two types of full-mouth dental implant procedures used to replace an entire arch of teeth. The main difference between these two procedures lies in the number of implants used to support the dental prosthesis. All-on-4 uses four dental implants to anchor a full arch of false teeth, while All-on-X can use a greater number of implants depending on the individual case. The “X” in All-on-X refers to the variable number of implants that may be used, depending on the patient’s needs and jawbone structure.
What are the benefits of full-mouth implants?
Both All-on-4 and All-on-X implants offer several benefits over traditional dentures and individual dental implants. Because they are anchored securely in the jawbone, they provide greater stability and function, allowing patients to eat and speak with confidence. Additionally, they are much more comfortable than traditional dentures, which can slip or shift in the mouth, causing discomfort and embarrassment. Moreover, these procedures offer a long-term solution that can last for many years, even a lifetime, with proper care and maintenance.
How long does it take to recover from a full-mouth dental implant procedure?
Recovery time following a full-mouth dental implant procedure can vary depending on the individual case and the number of implants placed. In general, patients can expect some swelling and discomfort, which can usually be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Full recovery can take several months as the implants integrate with the jawbone. During this time, patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with their dentist to monitor their progress and ensure that their implants are healing properly.