The Difference Between All On 4™, All-On-6, And All-On-8

All-On-4™, All-On-6, and All-On-8 are titles of three dental implant options, each of which serves to reconstruct a patient’s smile completely. 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 dental 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 are determined through our 3-D imaging and thoroughly studied by the doctor.

All-On-4 Dental Implants

The All-On-4 dental implant technique replaces all of your missing upper and/or lower teeth with as few as four dental implants. All-On-4 is a surgical, dental implant technique performed on patients who struggle with decayed or compromised teeth due to gum disease. Four dental implants are placed at a 45-degree angle into the upper and/or lower jaw using computer-guided technology. Placing the dental implants at an angle allows for a sturdy, secure, and long-lasting hold. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis containing 10-14 teeth. 

All-On-6 Dental Implants

All On six dental implants is a dental implant procedure performed to replace the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. For patients with sufficient jaw bone structure, All-On-6 is the ideal solution because it maximizes bone potential. This dental implant technique creates a permanent prosthesis utilizing six dental implants. The six dental implants are positioned in the jaw bone to anchor prosthetic teeth in place permanently. 

All-On-8 Dental Implants 

All On 8 dental implants is a technique that consists of placing eight dental implants into the upper and/or lower arch to anchor a fixed, non-removable denture. The All On 8 dental implant system is recommended for patients who have lost more than 80% of their natural teeth. This teeth replacement solution provides a stable, long-term alternative to conventional dentures.

All-On-4 vs. All-On-6 vs. All-On-8

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Patient’s often wondered if 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 dental implants means an increased amount of stability. When a healthy, substantial jawbone is present, an All-On-4™ is most often the prescribed procedure.

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We then take our consensus and use the 3-D images to pre-manufacture your teeth and pre-perform the procedure itself.  This process will benefit you in many ways. Not only will it ensure the strength and longevity of your smile, but it will also allow you to go home with your new smile the same day you come in.

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Replacing Missing Teeth with All-On-4, All-On-6, All-On-8

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 tooth loss or decay are considered ideal All-On-4™, 6, or 8 candidates. In addition, any patients who suffer from Periodontal Disease and/or other gum disease forms are likely to be considered for this procedure.

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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. Oftentimes, a patient with enough teeth to get by will hesitate to come in for a procedure like this. However, it is essential to note that tooth loss or decay is often the result of Periodontal Disease or some underlying issue.

Tooth loss and decay could be detrimental to a person’s oral health and general well-being. Undergoing an All-On-4™, All-On-6, or All-On-8 procedure is a guarantee that the patient will get as close to authentic, healthy teeth as they are ever going to get. When there is tooth loss or decay, our expertise combined with these specific implants will allow the patient to obtain the same strength and stability as they would have with natural teeth.

Don’t hesitate any longer. We are well-versed in implant dentistry, and we are confident that you will leave here wondering why you didn’t come in sooner! Are you tired of being uncomfortable and unhappy? Are you simply tired of lacking confidence? Call us at (212)581-1090 for a brand new, life-long smile, or visit our website by clicking here. The new you is waiting!

FAQ

What is All On 4 dental implants?

All On 4 is a surgical, dental implant technique performed on patients who struggle with decayed or compromised teeth due to gum disease. Using computer-guided technology, four dental implants are placed at a 45-degree angle into the upper and/or lower jaw. Placing the dental implants at an angle allows for a sturdy, secure, and long-lasting hold. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis containing 10-14 teeth. 

How to clean All On 4 dental implants?

It is essential to take proper care and maintenance of your All On 4 dental implants to ensure the longevity of the dental implants. Below are methods you can use to clean your All On 4 dental implants properly:

  • Floss under your dental bridge after every meal to remove any food debris that may be stuck
  • Rinse your mouth twice a day with water and antibacterial mouth rinse to kill harmful bacterias
  • Brush your prosthesis regularly. It is recommended to use an electric toothbrush to ensure brushing is efficient and effective. 
  • Visit your dental professional regularly for maintenance and professional cleanings every 2 to 3 months.

What are the problems with All On 4 dental implants? 

The main, and one of the only, issues involved with the All On 4 procedure is when the periodontist is not intricately involved in the process from start to finish. When failing to closely monitor the All On 4 process, tissue damage, device failure, and unnecessary expense for the patient can occur. That is why our experienced specialists guide and monitor the patient’s treatment process from planning to installation. 

How painful is All On 4 dental implants? 

Patients interested in the All On 4 procedure but are worried due to pain concerns can be rest assured that they will experience minimal discomfort during the treatment process. The All On 4 dental implant procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can be concluded in about two hours per set in our dental office. You will leave our office pain-free with a brand new, fully functioning smile. 

Should I get All On 4 dental Implants?

If you suffer from severe periodontal disease, decayed teeth, or missing several teeth, the All On 4 dental implant technique is a fantastic solution. However, you and your dental professional should assess every aspect of your oral health to ensure that All On 4 is the right solution for you. 

What does All On 4 dental implants mean? 

All On 4 dental implants simply means replacing missing teeth with just four dental implants. These four dental implants serve as an anchor to support a complete set of new artificial teeth. Patients gain a renewed confidence when they receive their new smile with All On 4 dental implants.  

What is All On 6 dental implants?  

All On 6 dental implants is a dental implant procedure performed to replace the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. This dental implant technique creates a permanent prosthesis utilizing six dental implants. The six dental implants are positioned in the jaw bone to anchor prosthetic teeth in place permanently. 

How long do All On 6 dental implants last?

Although complications with full mouth dental implants can occur, it is rare, mainly when trained and experienced specialists like ours perform the procedure. The success rate for the All On 6 full mouth dental implants is very high, and they are designed to last many years. With the proper maintenance and care, All On 6 dental implants can last up to 15 years. This statistic is the same for All On 4 and All On 8 dental implants. 

What is All On 8 dental implants?

All On 8 dental implants is a technique that consists of placing eight dental implants into the upper and/or lower arch to anchor a fixed, non-removable denture. The All On 8 dental implant system is recommended for patients who have lost more than 80% of their natural teeth. This teeth replacement solution provides a stable, long-term alternative to conventional dentures.

How much do full-mouth dental implants cost?

Several factors affect the cost of full-mouth dental implant restorations. The price of full mouth dental implants depends on the number of dental implants required for the procedure (4, 6, or 8 dental implants), if bone grafting is necessary due to insufficient bone density, and if a sinus lift is necessary due to inadequate sinus tissue. Once these factors are finalized, then you may determine a more accurate price.