All-on-four implants refer to an implant-retained bridge anchored onto four individual dental implants. The four dental implants are scattered throughout your jawbone in areas where you have the highest quality bone which is the chin and nose region. The bridge itself is made from porcelain teeth and pink gums to replace your missing teeth and gum structure. There is a sturdy metal bar inside the porcelain to handle the stress from bite pressure. All-on-four teeth are porcelain teeth which are permanently locked onto your dental implants. The teeth don’t come in and out, which is why all-on-four teeth is as close it gets to having your original teeth back.
All-on-four teeth give you fixed, not removable, teeth at an affordable price. The teeth are permanent and fixed, which means they stay in your mouth as if they were your original teeth. All-on-four teeth provide for excellent chewing ability, speech and function. Treatment is relatively quick, typically taking just several months to complete. You can speak and eat as if you had your original teeth back and had never lost them. Plus, you don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing them all the time or having to get root canals, crowns or deep cleaning any longer!
Another important function of all-on-four teeth is to help preserve your valuable jawbone. All-on-four teeth transfer all your bite stress to dental implants, which eliminates stress applied to your jawbone significantly. Losing less jawbone means you will look younger, feel better, and maintain a fuller face and a brighter smile. If you would like to learn more about all-on-four implants, make your complimentary appointment with Dr. Jazayeri. We will access your jawbone with a CT scan and determine if you’re a candidate for all-on-four implant treatment so you can have the smile of your dreams back!