All on 4

All on 4

The term All-on 4 refers to a full-arch tooth replacement solution supported by four dental implants. It is a technique used when the patient is missing a full arch of teeth or has badly broken teeth, decayed teeth, or teeth affected by gum disease that have to be replaced. 

Why Choose All-on-4?

Traditional dentures are the most common but not the most comfortable solution for tooth loss. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of traditional dentures, many patients now opt for All-On-4 dentures that are held in place by four dental implants.   

Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone beneath your gums and support natural-looking tooth replacements. They are typically used for replacing one missing tooth. With All-on-4, you don’t need a dental implant for every individual missing tooth. Four precisely placed implants in the top arch and four implants on the bottom arch are enough to restore your entire smile. 

What Are the Benefits of All-On-4?

  • The implants are made from titanium, which has the unique ability to fuse with the bone and function as part of it. 
  • All-on-4 implants help you maintain a youthful look with a pleasant smile.
  • They improve your oral health.
  • The dental implants become a part of the jawbone and thus serve as a strong foundation for the replacement teeth.
  • These implants also prevent further bone loss in the jaw.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The best aspect of this procedure is that the four implants can be placed in one day with proper planning. The dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone while the patient is under anesthesia so there is no discomfort. Once the implants are in, they have to integrate with the jawbone. After they are fully integrated, in about 4-6 months, the permanent denture can be secured to the implants.

How Long Do All-On-4 Implants Last?

All-on-4 implants last for 20 years or longer with the right care. They have proven to stand the test of time. Regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene are essential for their durability. 

Thunderbird Dental Studio located in Peoria, AZ offers high-quality dental care and is equipped with modern technologies for state-of-the-art dental treatments. For appointments, call (623) 933-6010 or book online.