All on 4 Dental Implants
Full-arch fixed implant bridge- All on 4
What are all on 4 dental implants?
If you don’t like the traditional dentures or are tired of the snap on dentures, there is another option which is full-arch fixed implant bridge. These bridges are supported by 4 or 6 dental implants that are surgically placed in the jaw bone. Once the implants are integrated solidly in the jaw, the bridges are screwed in and you can’t remove them yourself. These prostheses do not have the palate or flanges as in traditional dentures so they improve speech and ability to chew significantly.
Who are good candidates for All on 4 dental implant treatment?
- Patients who are missing multiple teeth or having multiple damage teeth, all on 4 will help replace a complete set of the upper or lower teeth.
- Some patients have strong gag reflex and can’t tolerate the long flanges or thick acrylic plates of traditional dentures.
- Some are just tired of having to take the denture sets in and out every day and prefer a permanent solution.
What are the expectations with All on 4 dental implant treatment?
The process will take a long time and require multiple visits. You will have a surgery in which 4-6 implants are placed in the jaw. The temporary bridge can be loaded on the same day or later depending on the case. Implants take about 3-4 months to integrate in the jaws so you will have to wear a temporary until the final bridge is made. Final bridge can be made from different materials. Patient can choose zirconia or zirconia built on a titanium framework.
All on 4 dental implants are the permanent solution for your ill-fitting dentures or multiple failing teeth. If you think you are a candidate for all on 4 dental implants, call us for a free consultation. We love to restore a beautiful and confident smile for you.