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All-On-X Vs. Traditional Implants: Which Is Right for You?

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Missing teeth happens to the best of us.

It’s quite taxing on your self-esteem and speech and interferes with enjoying that corn on the cob.

That doesn’t have to be your reality.

Dental implants can give you back your smile and everything that comes with it.

Plus, you might have another option—All-On-X, which uses a similar concept to standard dental implants but with unique advantages.

Questioning which one is right for you?

Let’s compare All-On-X vs. traditional implants. Arming yourself with knowledge will help you make the right choice.

All-On-X has its share of benefits

All-On-X has its share of advantages, especially for certain patients.

Get a full-arch replacement

To begin with, All-On-X is a full-arch replacement.

We’ll replace all the missing teeth in an arch with this treatment.

You may choose to have one arch or both.

This option is superb if you have more damaged or missing teeth than healthy ones in an arch.

Typically, standard dental implants replace each tooth individually. We can also use this method to support a bridge.

Does the process require as many dental implants as standard ones, though?

Receive fewer implants

Fortunately, as you compare All-On-X to traditional implants, you’ll see you need fewer implants with All-On-X.

Let’s say you replace one or more teeth at a time. This results in up to one implant per prosthetic tooth.

That’s quite a lot of implants. And that can rack up a lot of time and cost rather quickly.

All-On-X is different. You only need four to eight implants per arch.

“Wow, how is that even possible?” you ask.

Our dentist strategically places each implant at an angle.

As a result, we utilize more available bone than a traditional implant.

Your entire arch then has this sturdy foundation. This method provides much more stability and support than implants placed straight up and down.

So, how exactly is that beneficial?

Achieve full results in only one visit

Well, because you need fewer implants, you also need—you guessed it—fewer visits.

With All-On-X, our dentist does everything in one day.

That includes any necessary extractions. We’ll also place implants and may even position provisional prosthetics.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3—well, more like 1, 2… X.

Your implant and restoration support one another, maximizing their strength.

They then create this rock-solid base. It’s strong enough to support the temporary prosthetic almost instantly.

But what happens if you don’t need a full arch?

That’s when you may want to learn more about traditional dental implants.

Traditional dental implants have their share of benefits, too

For some patients, conventional dental implants are the way to go.

Replace individual teeth

If you don’t need a full arch, dental implants allow you to replace individual teeth.

That way, you can get one, two, three, four, or more while saving your healthy teeth.

Ultimately, this can be a more cost-friendly solution for some people.

And the benefits don’t stop there!

Benefit from natural feeling and functioning restorations

Dark-haired man smiling brightly after dental implants

You receive teeth that function and feel natural with dental implants.

Each one has its own anchor, mimicking the structure of your natural teeth as much as possible.

If that’s not enough, there’s more!

Prevent jawbone loss

As you’re thinking about All-On-X vs. traditional implants, it’s important to note how each affects the jawbone.

Perhaps you’re deciding whether to have multiple teeth extracted and opt for All-On-X.

It seems more straightforward, right?

Simpler might not necessarily be the best option for your jawbone, though.

Ultimately, both options prevent jawbone reabsorption.

Here’s how it works: the implant is a placeholder where you lost a tooth. It acts as a barricade against bone deterioration in that area. (at least as much as possible)

With individual implants, you maximize this effect because of more posts. (In this case, the more the merrier!)

The difference the right dentist makes

No matter which option you choose, your dentist makes all the difference.

At Giesy Family & Implant DentistryThis link leads to Home page, Dr. GiesyThis link leads to Doctor’s page is truly making a difference—with the treatment and in people’s lives.

We’re all about comfort and giving you results.

We’ll even help you compare All-On-X vs. traditional implants for your case.

Plus, Dr. Giesy has extensive training in implant dentistry. You’ll reap the reward of our dentist’s proven track record of providing patients with brag-worthy smiles.

So, if you’re ready for a new smile or at least to replace a few missing teeth, give us a ring or send a message.


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