What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

As we age, it isn’t uncommon to lose teeth, either to decay or accidents. In the U.S., more than 35 million adults are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Dentures are one common solution to this problem, but they often are uncomfortable and difficult to wear. All-on-4 dental implants may be a better dental restoration for many denture wearers. Learn more about this revolutionary implant system.

All-On-4 Implants vs. Traditional Implants

A dental implant works much the same, whether it is a traditional implant or an all-on-4 implant. A titanium screw is placed into the jaw, replacing the root of a tooth. A realistic and functional crown is attached to the screw, providing you with a prosthetic tooth. With traditional dental implants, each tooth requires a screw to be placed. However, it is possible that 4 carefully placed screws can give you a full arch of beautiful teeth.

The all-on-4 implant is just this—4 implants to hold an entire arch of teeth in place. The procedure can be used for both upper and lower teeth. Titanium is a unique metal and is perfectly suited to dental implant uses, since it can fuse to living bone. These implants will become a part of your natural jaw, providing a solid foundation for your new teeth. Titanium can also prevent future bone loss in the jaw, maintaining a more youthful facial structure.

All-on-4 implants can help you have a healthier mouth, which can be life-changing. Discuss your dental implant needs with your dentist today, and learn if you may be eligible for the transformative procedure.

The Benefits of an All-On-4 Dental Implant

There are a number of benefits to choosing an all-on-4 implant over a series of traditional implants or dentures. Replacing missing teeth with a permanent, full-arch implant can help you live your life more comfortably, but that isn’t the only reason. Here are some of the reasons to consider an all-on-4 implant.

Immediate Results

Why spend one more day coping with the hassle of dentures? In as little as a single day, you can replace your dentures with a permanent, implant supported bridge using an all-on-4 dental implant.

Improve Your Appearance

Your smile is often the first thing people notice, so it is important that yours looks its very best. The all-on-4 implant can help to preserve your jawbone and prevent deterioration of your facial structure that can occur when teeth are missing. In addition to protecting the health of your jaw, these implants can also smooth out wrinkles that happen due to missing teeth and help you appear younger. Finally, your new implants can give your teeth a far more youthful appearance and take years off your smile.

Never Worry About Eating Again

With an all-on-4 dental implant, you never have to worry about where, when, and what you’ll eat. You can enjoy your favorite foods, and never have to deal with the hassle of cleaning dentures again.

Enjoy a Long-Lasting Smile

Unlike dentures, your all-on-4 dental implants are a permanent set of teeth, supported by a non-removable implant. You will never need to take out your teeth again, and your implant is designed to last a lifetime.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

All-on-4 teeth look and function like your natural teeth, so you will gain the confidence to speak, smile, and eat when you choose. These implants are also far more comfortable than dentures, since they fit like your natural teeth would, and will never slip. Enjoy feeling better, looking better, and having a renewed outlook on your life.

Eliminate the Health Issues of Missing Teeth

All-on-4 implants can reduce the chances of periodontal disease, which leads to a healthier mouth and body. Periodontal disease has been linked to strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and a number of chronic illnesses. With routine, but easy, dental care, you can enjoy a healthier mouth and a decreased risk of illness.

Ready to Learn More? Call Our San Diego Senior Dentists - (858) 348-5859

All-on-4 dental implants are an effective and long-lasting option to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. If you’re ready to find a better solution to your dentures, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our San Diego senior dental care specialists. Our dental care team at the Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is committed to helping you lead a happier, healthier life.

Schedule a free consultation to learn how you can enjoy a more beautiful smile today. Contact our offices by calling (858) 348-5859.