What are all-on-four dental implants?
If your dentures are ill-fitting or uncomfortable then it’s likely that you’re researching other options. Perhaps you’ve been told by your dentist that you don’t have enough healthy bone to fit traditional dental implants. Whether this is the case or not, all-on-four-dental implants could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
The all-on-four procedure completely restores the upper and/or lower arch by placing four dental implants in each jaw, which are fitted to a dental bridge.
This gives you a full set of permanent teeth that won’t move around and cause irritation like dentures can. Your all-on-four dental implants will look and feel completely natural.
Four titanium screws will be placed into each jaw, acting as the roots of the teeth. These bond to the bone in the same way that a real tooth root would. The dental bridge is then attached to these, giving you the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.
The great thing about all-on-four dental implants is that they can be a successful alternative to bone grafting, a complex surgical procedure that is sometimes needed for other types of dental implants. This minimises your time spent in surgery, and can also prevent future bone degradation caused by tooth loss and periodontal disease.