what are all-on-6 dental implants
what are all-on-6 dental implants

The implant specialists of ARCHPOINT in Dallas and Fort Worth understand that your mouth and dental needs are unique to you. That’s why our highly skilled dentists take the time to carefully design your treatment plan custom to suit your needs perfectly. From single-tooth implants, to snap-on dentures to the All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implant systems, The collective expertise of ARCHPOINT specialists can design the perfect smile for you!

Whether you are replacing an entire arch of teeth or upgrading from ill-fitting dentures, the All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants are two of the best solutions available. With both of these systems, a custom-designed “U” shaped prosthesis is permanently attached to either 4 or 6 surgically placed implants. Since your prosthesis is shaped to fit the curve of your mouth, there is no thick plate across the roof of your mouth (palate.) With both the All-on-4 and All-on-6 systems, you will enjoy the highest level of both comfort and function. 

What is the Difference in All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants? 

Based on the same concept of the All-on-4, the All-on-6 dental implant system is recommended for patients missing an entire arch of teeth. Six surgically placed implants are anchored into specific areas of your upper or lower jaw. These implants are placed strategically where the bone volume is at its highest and densest. Having six implants helps to maximize bone potential giving you the most stable support and offering a long-term alternative to traditional dentures. Both the All-on-4 and the All-on-6 system are as close as you can get to having your natural teeth back again. 

Who Is A Candidate for All-on-6 Dental Implants?

Because the All-on-6 dental implant system uses two additional implants, it is important they receive enough support from your surrounding bone. When teeth are removed, the remaining bone tissue begins to resorb. Over time, your jawbone shrinks and can become brittle and may not be suitable for an implant. With the use of bone grafting, our specialists at ARCHPOINT can rebuild bone tissue to provide more support to allow implant placement. The All-on-6 dental implant system is typically best suited for those DFW patients that do not require bone grafting. The implant experts of ARCHPOINT in Dallas and Fort Worth will conduct a thorough examination including X-rays and scans to assess the bone structure and the extent of bone loss. 

Your medical history as well as current medications can also affect whether you are a good candidate for All-on-6 implant tooth replacement. Several medications and certain systemic diseases such as cancer can affect the how the implants fuse to the bone tissue. You can expect our specialists to discuss your treatment options and cater your treatment plans to best suit your needs. 

Benefits of All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants

Lower Cost Than Single Tooth Implants

By utilizing the strength of 4 or 6 implants, your fixed denture prosthesis will provide just as much strength as replacing each tooth individually. 

Quick Recovery

Fewer implants mean quicker and more comfortable healing. With both the All-on-4 and All-on-6 systems you will leave with a temporary denture to allow your implants to fully fuse to the bone. You will then receive your permanent prosthesis a few months later.

No Food Restrictions

Your fixed prosthesis will be capable of withstanding heavy bite forces. You can expect to bite and chew just as easily as with natural teeth. And because your prosthesis is permanently fixed, there is no need to worry about it popping out or rocking while you eat.

Speak More Clearly

The streamlined “U” shape of your All-on-4 or All-on-6 implant prosthesis will look and feel like natural teeth. By eliminating the bulky plate that rests in the roof of your mouth, you will be able to speak more clearly and never risk your denture slipping when you talk. 

Custom Designed Appearance

Our experts at ARCHPOINT will customize the design of your prosthesis to look and feel natural. You can enjoy the beautiful, white new smile that you always desired.

Your Denture is Fixed In Place, There’s No Removing It

Unlike traditional dentures or snap-on dentures, your prosthesis is permanently fixed to your implants. There is no taking them out at night and no need for messy adhesives. You can go about your day with confidence.

Easy Home Maintenance

Just like natural teeth, your home care is important to prevent implant failure. Brushing twice daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and the use of floss or a water flosser is recommended to effectively remove plaque and bacteria that builds up around your implants. Frequent preventative care visits will ensure your implants stay healthy.

Restore Bone Volume For A More Youthful Appearance

The placement of implants into the jawbone stops the resorption caused by missing teeth. Volume to the lips and face is restored giving you a more youthful and confident appearance. 

Completely Restore Your Smile

All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implant systems are the preferred choice for DFW patients needing to replace all of their missing teeth at one time. Both are permanent solutions to traditional or snap-on dentures.


ARCHPOINT has two locations conveniently located in Dallas and Fort Worth. We have one of the most experienced dental teams in the metroplex providing comprehensive implant therapy and smile rehabilitation. Our dedicated team of oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and anesthesia providers work together seamlessly without the need for outside referrals to provide expert-level care.

Our implant experts understand that every patient case is unique. For that reason, we ensure that your treatment plan is designed to fit your unique needs. Your treatment plan options will be explained thoroughly to allow you to make an informed and educated decision about your oral health. Let the dental experts of ARCHPOINT in Dallas and Fort Worth give you a reason to smile again! Call us today to learn more.