Struggling with tooth loss goes beyond affecting our eating habits and smiles—it deeply impacts our self-perception and confidence. Traditional dentures, while meant to help, sometimes prolong these challenges. They can lead to discomfort, slipping, and a lack of stability, amplifying the emotional toll of tooth loss. Implant dentures like All-on-4 or Fix-on-Six have become an ideal alternative to traditional dentures.
Thankfully, advancements in dental implants offer a more reliable, stable, and natural-feeling solution. By mimicking the function and appearance of real teeth, implant solutions restore your smile, confidence, and comfort. Given the many denture alternatives available, you may wonder which solution is best for you. For our patients, the Fix-on-Six® system offers many advantages over other options, like All-on-4®.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures use dental implants to support false teeth. The implants replace the tooth’s roots, while the prosthetic replaces all the missing crowns. At the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Union City, we use mini dental implants, which are smaller than traditional implants. Because mini dental implants are smaller, they require less jawbone space. This advantage is particularly important for patients with jawbone deterioration caused by tooth loss.
Compared to traditional implants, mini implants are more cost-effective, promote quicker healing, and involve less invasive procedures. Unlike conventional implants, mini implants typically don’t typically require bone grafting to enhance the jawbone. The Fix-on-Six procedure utilizes these innovative mini dental implants, while All-on-4 requires traditional implants.
All-on-4 and Fix-on-Six: What’s the Difference?
Both All-on-4® and Fix-on-Six® are implant-supported dentures that provide an alternative to traditional dentures. They are semi-removable roundhouse bridges that are only removed at regular dental check-ups for professional cleaning. Utilizing four traditional implants to secure the denture to the jawbone, All-on-4 provides more stability and functionality than traditional dentures.
While All-on-4 is one alternative to traditional dentures, Fix-on-Six utilizes mini dental implants, which offer added benefits that All-on-4 does not provide. Because Fix-on-six uses mini dental implants, the procedure is much less invasive and more efficient. During the procedure, Dr. Hopkins will place six to ten mini dental implants into the jawbone. The implants can support a full set of replacement teeth on the upper or lower jaw (or both). The Fix-on-Six system provides the same function and stability as All-on-4 but caters to a wider range of patients and comes with many extra benefits.
Why Should I Choose Fix-on-Six Instead of All-on-4?
Compared to All-on-4®, Fix-on-Six® provides an easier and more comfortable alternative while also providing the security and stability of a stronger fit. The procedure is ideal for patients with complete arches of missing teeth. It offers numerous benefits, including:
- Economical alternative: Fix-on-Six provides a cost-effective alternative to replacing each individual tooth with a mini implant or using traditional implants for an All-on-4 denture.
- Less recovery time: Because Fix-on-Six uses mini dental implants, the procedure is less invasive. This means recovery time is much quicker.
- Shorter procedure: Mini dental implants typically do not require bone grafting or multiple procedural steps. The placement technique is simple and efficient, allowing Dr. Hopkins to complete the procedure quickly. You’ll be able to wear your custom dentures sooner as a result.
Fix-on-Six is an excellent choice if you are looking for a durable, reliable, and efficient solution for complete tooth loss.
Get Fix-on-Six Dentures at Centre for Smile Designs
Do you want a more secure fit for your dentures? Contact us today at Centre for Smile Designs to schedule a free mini dental implant consultation and learn what Fix-on-Six can do for you.
Thanks to their reliability and natural feel, these implant dentures transform lives. By emulating real teeth in function and appearance, they restore lost confidence and comfort. Don’t wait to take the step towards a confident smile. Experience the security of Fix-on-Six today!