All on 4’s

Can four implants replace all of your teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, the answer is Yes.

Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults, especially as we age. In fact, more than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called “all-on-four” dental implant restoration.

All-on-four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants

To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root of a missing tooth. Our board-certified, specialty-trained dentist will perform minor surgery and insert the implants. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and functional tooth.

Here is where the process gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every missing tooth. All you need are four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That is the beauty of the all-on-four method. Furthermore, because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as a part of the structure of your mouth. This means that eventually, the dental implant becomes part your jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.

Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion process has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure and better oral health. However, the biggest surprise about the all-on-four method is how quickly it can transform your life!  At your first treatment appointment, you will have implants placed and in only a few hours, you will return home with a new bright smile. It will give you instant self-confidence, since the teeth are attached to your implants, so you can happily smile!

Please give us a call at 786-516-2882 when you are ready to experience the Dentalvana difference!