All-on-4 Dentures Get an Upgrade: Meet Fix-on-Six

All-on-4 in East Longmeadow, MA | Fix-on-Six | Mini Implants

In elementary school math, we learn symbols representing “greater than” and “less than” to compare two numbers. For example, we can write “one hundred is greater than ten” or represent it as 100 > 10. When comparing Fix-on-Six® dentures to the All-on-4® system, the big difference is in the number and type of dental implants used. We could make the argument as simple as 6 > 4 and call it a day. But Fix-on-Six isn’t the superior denture just because it uses more implants. It’s also because of the type of implants it uses.

Comparing Fix-on-Six With All-on-4

All-on-4 in East Longmeadow, MA | Fix-on-Six | Mini ImplantsFix-on-Six® features more modern, versatile, and affordable mini dental implants, an upgrade over the traditional implants used in the All-on-4® system. The slimmer diameter of mini implants (3 mm < 5 mm) means we can place more of them in your jawbone to support the implant. This spreads the bite force among more supports, like adding extra legs onto a stool or table. Their slim profile also makes them an option for patients with smaller jawbones, making mini implants a more versatile device.

All-on-4 dentures have provided a solution for many patients with significant tooth loss, but the larger implants they use simply can’t match the benefits of mini implants. Some challenges with larger conventional implants include the possible need for bone grafting, a more invasive placement procedure, and a much longer healing time. These drawbacks make Fix-on-Six, and mini implants, the clear choice.

The Advantages of Fix-on-Six Over All-on-4

  1. Enhanced stability and functionality: Fix-on-Six® uses six implants, offering more anchorage points than the four implants of All-on-4®. This additional support translates into increased stability and a reduced risk of implant failure.
  2. More reliable: In the unlikely event that an implant fails, having only three remaining implants will cause a major destabilization of an All-on-4 denture. Fix-on-Six provides additional support by spreading the pressure out much more evenly.
  3. Customizability: Fix-on-Six’s mini implants allow for a more tailored approach to dental restoration, accommodating individual oral anatomy more effectively than the larger All-on-4 implants.
  4. Improved oral health: Traditional implants’ two-piece design can leave tiny micro spaces where bacteria can hide, leading to a risk of contracting periimplantitis, an inflammatory disease affecting the soft tissue and bone surrounding an implant. The single-piece design of mini implants significantly reduces this risk.
  5. Cost-effectiveness: While initially it might seem more expensive due to the number of implants, Fix-on-Six is still more affordable due to its durability, reduced healing time, fewer follow-up appointments, and the lower cost of mini implants compared to conventional ones.

The Process of Choosing Fix-on-Six

  1. Initial consultation: At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center, led by Dr. Gregory Zirakian, we specialize in providing customized implant denture solutions. We start by thoroughly examining your oral health, discussing your specific needs and financing options, and evaluating whether Fix-on-Six® is the right choice for you.
  2. Customized treatment planning: Using a CBCT scan to get a clear 3D picture of your mouth, our team designs a personalized treatment plan, considering your dental structure, jawbone density, and aesthetic preferences. We’ll also take an impression of your teeth to help create your custom final restoration.
  3. The placement procedure: This is a minimally invasive procedure in which we strategically place six mini implants in the jawbone using only a tiny pilot hole. We use local anesthetic and advanced techniques to ensure patient comfort and optimal outcomes. Once we place the implants, we load temporary teeth while the implants heal over the next few weeks.
  4. Recovery and aftercare: Recovery from the Fix-on-Six procedure is fast, and we provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure smooth healing and implant success. Most patients return to their normal activities within a day or two and can use their new teeth immediately.
  5. Final restoration: Once your implants have fully fused with your jawbone, you’ll return to the office, where we’ll switch out your temporary teeth for your final ones. You can care for your new denture just like your natural teeth.

How Much Does Fix-on-Six Cost?

Understanding the financial aspect of dental treatments, we strive to make transformative solutions like the Fix-on-Six® system affordable. We’ll start by working with your insurance company to ensure you get the most out of your benefits. We also partner with outside lending partners who can offer affordable monthly payment plans, making Fix-on-Six a viable option for a wider range of patients.

Replace Your Teeth with Fix-on-Six Today

Don’t let dental issues hold you back any longer. If you’re considering dental implants and are looking for an alternative to All-on-4®, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at East Longmeadow Family Dental Center. Discover the benefits of Fix-on-Six® and take the first step towards a stable, beautiful, and functional smile.

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