With more than 35 million people in America missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth, advances in dental implant technology are beginning to eliminate the discomfort and hassles of dentures. Many people are not opting for the “all-on-four” dental implant restoration in which just four implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth.
What are all-on-four implants?
In order to completely understand this new, emerging technique, it is important to understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium screw that is placed inside your jawbone in place of a missing tooth. Once the implant is surgically placed, an abutment and implant crown is attached to provide a functionally realistic prosthetic tooth.
Instead of replacing each and every one of the missing teeth with dental implants, the all-on-four technique restores a full smile by simply and precisely placing four implants on the top and/or bottom of the mouth. Because the implant is made of titanium, the all-on-four has the ability to fuse to living bone and simultaneously function as part of it. The result is a durable and long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
In addition to the permanent fixture of the implants, the bone fusion allows prevention of future bone loss in the jaw, helping patients maintain better oral health.
Perhaps the most desirable trait of all-on-four implants is that with the expertise of our implant team, patients are able to leave the office with a new smile in one day. Shorter treatment times is possible because the ability to tilt or angle the back implants avoids the need for time-consuming and costly bone grafting procedures.
The all-on-four dental implants have regained confidence by offering patients a full set of new teeth in one day with an entire single arch smile with only four dental implants. Learning more about this unique all-inclusive treatment approach is simply a free consultation away at Central Dental Group!