Full Mouth Restoration: All-on-X Vs. Traditional Dental Implants By Ben Hayes on January 12, 2023

When it comes to extensive tooth loss or degradation, the All-on-X dental implant system may be the best solution for you. Traditional dental implant methods may be suitable for replacing a single tooth or a few teeth, but they are not always the best option when it comes to replacing an entire arch of teeth. In this post, we will explore the limitations of traditional dental implants and why the All-on-X system is the premier choice for correcting extensive tooth loss. The All-on-X system offers a unique combination of durability, stability, and natural-looking results that can provide a long-lasting solution to your tooth loss.

Number of Surgeries:

The All-on-X dental implant system offers a significant advantage over traditional implant methods when it comes to the placement process. Traditional dental implant placement requires each individual tooth to be anchored to the jawbone, which can be a time-consuming and costly process, involving multiple appointments with long healing periods in between. On the other hand, the All-on-X system is secured the day after surgery, reducing the time and money required for the placement process. This single-operation approach allows patients to move on with their lives with minimal disruption. It's an efficient and cost-effective solution for those who need to replace a large number of teeth.

Bone Grafting:

When placing individual dental implants there is very little choice in where the implant can be placed. The tooth must be in a specific spot, so the implant beneath it is also confined to a small space. This isn’t always an issue, but those experiencing bone loss or those with a thin jaw bone may require a bone graft in order to get the implant secured where it is needed, adding to costs and total treatment time. The All-on-X allows fewer strategically placed implants to secure the entire top arch of teeth. Since the doctor has access to the entire upper arch, he can carefully select areas where the bone is thickest and ensure a strong and healthy anchor for the implant. 

Recovery Time:

The All-on-X dental implant system offers a more efficient and less invasive solution for those who need to replace a large number of teeth. With the All-on-X, as few as 4 implants may be required to firmly secure an entire arch of replacement teeth. This is a significant advantage over traditional dental implant methods, which can require up to 14 individual implants to replace all upper teeth. By minimizing the number of holes that need to be drilled into the jawbone, the All-on-X system promotes a shorter and less painful recovery process. This is a clear benefit for patients who are looking for a less invasive and more efficient solution for extensive tooth loss.

Cost Savings:

A traditional dental implant can cost thousands of dollars and only fixes a single tooth. When you start multiplying this by the total number of teeth in your mouth you quickly see that this process would be a very costly one. By placing fewer more strategic implants you can ensure the same or greater stability of the prosthetic, as well as a significantly lower price tag. 


It is because of these reasons and many more that the All-on-X is considered a quicker, more efficient, and more cost-effective method of replacing an entire arch of teeth. With fewer surgeries, faster healing, and a lower cost it is no wonder it has become more and more popular with every passing year! If you are interested in beginning your All-on-X journey with Utah’s premier dental implant center take our implant quiz to see if you qualify for a free consultation and reach out to us today! 

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Stubbs Dental Implant Center

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