All on X

All on X refers to a type of fixed dental prosthesis that replaces all teeth in a maxilla (upper or lower) using a reduced number of dental implants.

The term X is used to indicate any number of implants that are used in the treatment, being commonly 4 or 6 implants.

These implants act as a solid base to support a complete dental prosthesis, which can be screwed or cemented onto the implants.

All on X prostheses are generally made of ceramic or acrylic and are designed to offer a natural appearance and improved mastication function.

This approach is particularly beneficial for those patients who have lost most or all of their teeth in one jaw and want a more stable and permanent solution compared to removable dentures.

In the manufacture of All on X dental prostheses, different materials are used to achieve the necessary stability, aesthetics, and durability. Some common materials used in prosthetic dentistry include:

  1. Ceramics: Dental ceramics, such as porcelain, are used to create artificial teeth in hybrid and All on X dentures. Ceramic is chosen for its ability to mimic the appearance and translucency of natural teeth, providing an aesthetic result.
  2. Acrylic: It is used to create prosthetic bases, support structures and artificial teeth. Acrylic is durable, easy to work with and can be made up to achieve a natural look.

Benefits that you can acquire by using All on X

  1. Improved stability and function: All on X dentures provide exceptional stability compared to conventional removable dentures. Being supported by dental implants, All on X dentures are securely held in place during daily activities, allowing for improved mastication function. Patients can enjoy greater comfort when eating, talking, and laughing without the worry of the prosthesis moving or shifting.
  2. Natural aesthetics: All on X prostheses are designed to offer a natural aesthetic appearance. Artificial teeth, made of ceramic or acrylic, can be customized in terms of shape, size, color, and texture to resemble the patient’s natural teeth. This improves confidence and self-esteem by allowing for an aesthetically pleasing smile.
  3. Improved oral health: All on X dentures not only restore the appearance and function of teeth, but also promote better overall oral health. By replacing missing teeth, they help preserve bone health and prevent bone loss that can occur with lack of dental stimulation. In addition, All on X prostheses facilitate oral hygiene, since they can be cleaned like natural teeth, which helps maintain healthy gums and prevents the accumulation of bacterial plaque.
  4. Durability and longevity: All on X prostheses are designed to be durable and provide a long-term solution. The materials used, such as ceramics and acrylic, are resistant and designed to withstand the daily demands of mastication function. With proper care and regular check-ups with the dentist, All on X dentures can offer a lasting solution for many years.
  5. Rapid Smile Restoration: All on X dentures offer rapid restoration of smile and dental function. Compared to other oral rehabilitation approaches, the treatment process for All on X prostheses can be more efficient, allowing patients to quickly regain their smile and quality of life.

Here in True Dental, we deliver All-on-X designs from exocad or 3 shape software.

Example of an All-on-X design in exocad software

The All-on-X treatment concept involves placing a minimum of four dental implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of teeth. The implants serve as artificial tooth roots, which are surgically placed in the jawbone and act as anchors for a denture or bridge that replaces all the missing teeth in the arch.

Example of an All-on-X design in 3shape

The All-on-X procedure is a popular alternative to traditional dentures, which can be uncomfortable, unstable, and may cause bone loss over time. By using dental implants to support a full arch of teeth, patients can achieve improved stability, function, and aesthetics, which can enhance their quality of life.