When you lose most or all of your teeth, the retention of conventional dentures may not be satisfactory for you. All on six implant surgery is a game-changer for a full-mouth restoration.

The all on six implants procedure involves the insertion of six titanium screws or implants into the jawbone. The implants are evenly distributed in the upper or lower arch to provide balanced stress distribution over the bone during chewing. They act as an anchor for the final restoration.

Following implant placement, either a full-arch denture or bridges are attached to the implant abutments using titanium screws.

Who needs an All on Six Implants?

All on six implants are a durable, stable, and retentive option compared to conventional dentures. Who can benefit from it:

  • Patients who have lost all or most of their natural teeth.
  • Patients with a gagging sensation who do not tolerate conventional dentures.
  • Patients who seek a better retention for their prosthesis.
  • Healthy patients with no medical contraindications for surgery.

Advantages of All on Six Implants

  • Higher restoration retention compared to conventional dentures and all on four implants.
  • More favorable force distribution, which prevents bone resorption.
  • Complete esthetic restoration for a natural-looking smile.
  • Durable.
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Improved eating ability.
  • Reduces the gagging sensation caused by poorly fitting dentures.

All on Six Implant procedure at Camden High Street Dental Practice

Initial consultation and preparation

 As a first step, our professional team will collect your medical history data to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the implant and to confirm the absence of any medical conditions or medications that contraindicate the surgical procedure.

A thorough intraoral examination is essential for recording the number of missing teeth, assessing the soft tissue condition, evaluating the amount of existing bone, analyzing the bite, and measuring the distance between both arches.

The final piece of information is to examine the quantity and quality of bone in the proposed implant sites and their proximity to any nearby vital structures. Digital X-rays and 3D cone beam CT scans are taken for a detailed examination.

Our expert team will analyze the gathered information and determine the most appropriate locations and dimensions for the six implants.

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Implant placement

The surgical procedure takes around 2 to 4 hours. The procedure begins with a local anesthesia injection at the intended surgical sites, combined with sedation medication to ensure your comfort during the surgery.

A prefabricated surgical stent can guide the lead surgeon to the implant sites and angulation for drilling.

Six implants are evenly distributed across the jaw to provide broader restoration support and more favorable stress distribution.

A temporary denture is placed at the end of the surgery for your convenience until the final prosthesis is constructed.

Final prosthesis

The final prosthesis is constructed after 4 to 6 months of the surgery. During this period, the healing or fusion between the implant and the surrounding bone takes place, a process known as osseointegration.

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Recovery after All on Six Implants surgery

  • You can resume all your daily activities as usual the day after surgery.
  • Avoid smoking after surgery because it may interfere with healing.
  • Follow a soft diet for a few weeks after surgery to promote healing and avoid any complications. Avoid sticky and hard foods.
  • Remember to take the prescribed medications. A painkiller is prescribed to reduce post-surgical pain for 2-3 days. In addition to antibiotics, to avoid infection at the surgical site.
  • Swelling is normal after implant placement surgery and may persist for a few days. Apply ice packs for 20 minutes, then remove them for 20 minutes.
  • If you encounter minor bleeding, bite on a gauze for around 30 minutes.
  • If you experience severe pain worsening over time, persistent swelling, or pus drainage, schedule an emergency dental visit at our center immediately, as it could indicate an infection.

Risks/complications of All on Six Implants

All on six implant surgery is generally safe, but like any surgery, it carries risks such as bleeding, infection, and improper wound healing. The chances for the occurrence of surgical complications depend on your overall health. There may be a low chance of damage to nearby vital structures, such as nasal sinuses and nerves.
Post-operative complications may involve minor swelling and inflammation at the surgical site, which typically resolves within a few days.
Implant failure is rare and may happen due to improper maintenance, bone loss, or improper treatment planning.

Care and maintenance of All on Six Implants

Implants are easy to care for. Regularly brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid using abrasive toothpastes. Floss once daily. Water picks are useful for cleaning around your dental implants.
Schedule a regular follow-up visits every six months to ensure the healthy function of your implant and restoration and to address any potential problems as early as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can return to work on the same day after surgery. It may be better to take the day off to rest and resume your daily activities the next day.

The average time for healing to receive the final restoration is 4-6 months, but it depends on several factors, mainly your overall health.

Following implant placement, you will be advised to eat soft foods to avoid applying excessive force on the implants during healing. After 3-4 weeks, you can resume eating normally, but avoid hard and sticky foods until the implants have fully healed, which typically takes 4-6 months.

Implants are a durable prosthetic solution. It may last up to 20 years.

Implants are easy to care for. Follow the regular oral hygiene measures: brush twice daily using a soft toothbrush and floss once. Avoid using abrasive toothpastes. Follow the post-surgical instructions and schedule regular follow-up appointments.

Our dental implant team is one of the UK’s foremost lead by Dr Javier Perez. We are pioneers in our procedures, having completed over 5000 implants with a combined 50 years experience. Patients come from all over the United Kingdom to be treated by our implant team

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Dr Javier Perez

GDC No. 225487

Dental Implant and Oral Surgeon Expert

Dr Javier Perez graduated in dental surgery in 2010.

His clinical practice is focused on dental implants and oral surgery, from simple single tooth replacements to complex reconstructions involving both soft and hard tissues.

Dr Javier has completed a Masters in Implant Dentistry MClinDent (Implant) in London over three years and was awarded a diploma in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, one of the most prestigious colleges in UK.
Dr Perez has trained in Oral Surgery at the Maxillofacial Unit in the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South England. He is at the forefront of dental implants and oral surgery regularly attending National and International conferences to develop his skills and learn about the latest trends in Implantology.

At Dulwich Dental our implant team have placed over 5000 implants, often undertaking and being referred cases from other practioners. We also consult and treat cases where you may have been told that you are unsuitable for dental implants. Having assembled one of the countries leading dental implant teams we can treat the most advanced and complex cases here at Dulwich Dental Office.

Outside of work Dr Javier spends the majority of his time with his young family, recently welcoming a new son (October, 2021). He enjoys spending weekends exploring London, especially going to local food markets.

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I have been with this dental practice for the past 10 years and have always received excellent care from my dentist Dr. Prasad. I would recommend this dental practice. Friendly service and a dentist who cares for his patients’ dental health .

Undine S.

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Tor M.

I would really recommend this Dental Practice. Dr Kolar is a very attentive dentist who cares about the you as a person as well as about the health of your teeth and gums. He takes time to explain the processes he is leading you through, explains how your dental health has progressed over time and encourages you to take care of your teeth. For the first time in my life I look forward to coming to the dentist!

Toby R.

I have been registered at this dental practice now, for just over 15 years. Throughout that whole period, I have been lucky enough to have been looked after by the wonderful, and patient, Dr Prasad. He has covered many procedures in my mouth, from extraction, and root canal, right up to the most recent procedure, Composite bonding of my broken two front teeth. Do not hesitate to register at this practise, as you will be looked after with care and consideration.

Thank you Dr Prasao

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Very friendly

During the lockdown period I was able to see Dr Irfan for a dental emergency I had. I’m so grateful that they have been available throughout this. Gillian the practice manager contacted me and offered me an appointment the same day. I am a long standing patient at this practice and cannot thank them enough for great service they have provided to me throughout the years. Great dentist, staff and management. Thank you all so much.

Susan L.

The Dental Care Center has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at Camden dental care center very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.

Stewart S.

Really efficient service and friendly helpful staff, clean and fresh environment

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Great desk staff and Dentists. Excellent with young children.

Spencer M.

Brilliant service from Dr Mansi Patel – she ensured I was well informed regarding my dental issues and spent a whole consultation discussing my dental history and reviewing my previous scans. She provided the means to communicate out of hours, if I had any further queries. She demonstrated empathy and encouraged collaborative decision making throughout. This is a refreshing approach, speaking from someone who’s a healthcare professional. Would recommend!

Sonia M.

I had a wonderful experience at Camden High Street Dental Practice. Dr Mani Nasir is fantastic, he listened to me, had my best interests at heart and delivered excellent and professional care. Dr Mani & his nurse Kawtar are an amazing team! I also felt very safe with the measures the practice has put in place in light of covid-19. Thank you!

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