Although dental implants offer an incredibly successful and long-lasting solution for rebuilding missing pearly whites, they aren’t the only option for replacing an entire arch of teeth. Instead of placing numerous titanium posts into the jawbone to restore your bite, our team can provide you with all-on-4 implants, which combine these posts with full dentures. With this treatment, you’ll be able to bypass some of the common complications that come with traditional prosthetics while making the most of the advantages of dental implants. Keep reading to learn more or give our team a call to schedule your initial consultation!
With dental implants, you can completely rebuild missing teeth from the roots up, allowing you to enjoy a more natural feeling and stable restoration for a complete bite. That said, this treatment typically requires patients to have sufficient jawbone density to support the metal post. If you don’t have enough bone tissue, you may have to look into an alternative solution, such as all-on-4 dental implants.
By strategically placing just four implants in the thickest parts of your jawbone, our team can place a full denture to rebuild an entire arch of missing teeth. Since the two implants toward the back of your mouth will be angled at 45 degrees, you won’t necessarily need to undergo a bone graft for more jawbone mass.
Virtually anyone with a fully matured jawbone and who’s lost all teeth on either or both arches can be eligible for all-on-4 implants. Even if you don’t have sufficient bone tissue, the angle at which the posts are placed will allow you to bypass the need to grow more jawbone mass. Of course, you’ll need to have good oral and overall health, as you’ll still undergo minor oral surgery. You’ll also need to be committed to good oral hygiene to prevent issues like decay and gum disease, and you should quit poor habits like smoking which can lead to dental implant failure.
By choosing all-on-4 implants, you’ll be sure to enjoy a wide range of advantages to your oral health, including:
Though they might seem very much alike, all-on-4 and traditional dental implants come with significant differences, such as: