All-on-4 dental implants make it possible to replace multiple missing teeth with only one treatment process. They are ideal for people that have lost all of their top/bottom teeth (or multiple consecutive teeth). Rather than get dentures or an implant for every missing tooth, you can just get an all-on-4 implant and replace them all in one swoop.
Here are 4 things that make all-on-4 dental implants interesting:
- During a normal dental implant procedure, a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone and an artificial tooth is fixed to it. During an all-on-4 procedure, a titanium structure with 4 protruding screws is placed in the jawbone and an array of artificial teeth (as many as required) is fitted to the screw.
- The implant fuses with your jawbone and serves as the foundation for your new set of teeth. All-on-4 implants look and work like natural teeth and they are created to last for decades.
- Extensive tooth loss is more common than you’d expect. The American College of Prosthodontists estimate that 36 million American adults are missing all of their upper or lower teeth.
- With all-on-4 dental implants, you do not need bone grafting because the screws provide all the support you need for your new teeth. This makes it a viable treatment option for people with health conditions like osteoporosis and diabetes.
We provide all-on-4 dental implant treatments at Pearl Shine Dental Clinic in Houston, Texas. Schedule a consultation today to see if you’re a good fit for the procedure. For any inquiries or to make an appointment, call 281-477-7200.