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Fix on Six Dental Implants

Traditionally, patients without any teeth (edentulous patients) could only use removable dentures as a teeth replacement option, even though dentures are notorious for slipping out while speaking and eating. Dr. Huston’s groundbreaking procedure, Fix on Six dental implants in Corona, allows you to replace all your missing teeth using implants in a single surgical procedure. Fix on Six dental implants are the ideal restoration option because the implant-supported dentures or bridges look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

What Is Fix on Six?

Fix on Six is a groundbreaking dental implant technique for patients missing more than 6 teeth or edentulous patients, i.e., those missing all their teeth. The Fix on Six procedure has a simple concept — a natural-looking denture or bridge is fixed on six strategically placed implants on the upper or lower arch of your teeth. There are four implants on the front and two on the rear, making them capable of supporting a complete denture or bridge to replace your missing teeth.

An implant is a titanium screw-like device that replaces the root structure of the missing tooth. The titanium post is screwed into the jawbone underneath the empty socket of the missing tooth. Over time, the jawbone heals around the implant via a process called osseointegration, fixing the implant firmly in place. The implant can now support crowns, bridges, or dentures. In the Fix on Six procedure, six strategically-placed implants support an entire arch of missing teeth.

The Fix on Six Procedure

Step 1: Consultation

The procedure for Fix on Six dental implants in Corona starts with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Huston, our board-certified dentist. He carefully examines your teeth (or lack thereof), discusses your goals, reviews your health history, and conducts numerous imaging tests, such as CT scans and 3D X-rays. Based on the analysis, he determines if you’re a viable candidate for the Fix on Six procedure and if you need any preliminary procedures. Dr. Huston creates the ideal Fix on Six treatment plan according to your specific goals and needs.

Step 2: Preparation

Some patients can proceed with the Fix on Six procedure immediately without any preparation. However, some patients need bone grafting or tooth extractions before proceeding with Fix on Six. If you have one or two remaining teeth, the dentist may recommend a tooth extraction to remove them, making you a viable candidate for implant-supported complete dentures. And if you don’t have sufficient jawbone density to support the implant, the dentist may need to perform a bone grafting material to encourage bone regeneration.

Step 3: Implant Placement

The procedure for Fix on Six dental implants in Corona is performed under local anesthesia and sedation to ensure a physically and mentally comfortable procedure. After examining your dental anatomy, Dr. Huston strategically positions the six implants in optimal positions, usually four implants on the front and two on the rear. This position allows the implants to support a complete arch of missing teeth while withstanding your complete bite force. Once the implants are surgically screwed in place, the abutments are attached to the implants.

Step 4: Recovery

After the implants are placed, Dr. Huston will provide a temporary arch of teeth. You can resume your daily activities while your jawbone heals around the implants, a process that usually takes around 6 months. However, the healing and recovery occur in the background without your conscious awareness. After the initial post-procedure discomfort, you can resume all your daily activities without thinking about the implants, though you might have to avoid certain foods, like steak and other hard foods.

Step 5: Prosthetic Placement

Once your jawbone has healed completely, you’ll receive permanent prosthetics for your teeth. Edentulous patients may receive complete dentures attached to the six implants. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are fixed in place, with no risk of slipping or sliding out. Patients missing 6 to 12 teeth might need bridges to replace a few missing teeth rather than a complete arch. After the replacement teeth are attached to the implants, you can resume all your daily activities and eating habits.

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Benefits of Fix on Six

  • Permanently replace missing teeth.
  • Only need 12 implants to replace all the missing teeth.
  • Ideal solution for edentulous patients.
  • Ensures complete prosthetic teeth stability.
  • You can eat whatever you want.
  • You can use your complete bite force.
  • The replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
  • Maintaining the Fix on Six is the same as maintaining natural teeth.
  • Prevents the underlying jawbone from disintegration.
  • Prevents facial sagging by preserving the jawbone.

Contact 2nd Chance Smile Implant Center

2nd Chance Smile Implant Center is a state-of-the-art dental center specializing in the latest dental implant techniques, such as the Fix on Six. Our board-certified dentist, Dr. Huston, carefully examines your dental anatomy and discusses your goals to recommend the ideal teeth replacement procedure, providing optimal implants that last a lifetime. Please schedule an appointment at our dental center to discuss your options for Fix on Six dental implants in Corona, California.

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