Not only are teeth necessary for proper chewing function, but a beautiful smile also boosts self-confidence. Fortunately, implants can offer a solution by providing complete tooth replacement and smile restoration.
All-on-4 Implants are a type of non-removable dentures that are fixed to 4-6 dental implants, replacing all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. This denture-style prosthesis is secured by screwing it onto multiple implants. Often referred to as a full-arch fixed dental implant bridge, this prosthesis is commonly recommended for patients who will have all their teeth removed in one dental arch.
Although the all-on-4 implants have become a popular replacement option, are they a good choice for you?
Although All-on-4 implants are increasingly popular, there are a few other options for full-mouth restoration, such as implant-supported bridgework, removable implant dentures, and traditional full dentures. It is important to assess whether All-on-4 implants are the right choice for you based on your individual needs and current oral health, as they are just one of several options for tooth replacement and full-mouth smile restoration.
All-on-4 implant dentures offer several advantages, including:
Patients can often have their teeth on the same day as the implant surgery.
They are more comfortable than traditional dentures because they stay in place and do not rest on top of your gums, which can sometimes cause denture irritation.
Since All-on-4 is a fixed device, it does not move or shift when you chew, allowing for a more normal chewing ability compared to traditional dentures.
Dental implants can last many years with proper maintenance. Most dental professionals agree that patients can expect All-on-4 implants to last 20 years or more with proper care.
The prosthesis looks natural and creates an attractive smile.