All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants If you are unhappy with your dentures or no longer want to live without teeth, it might be the right solution for you. Can just four implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a yes! More than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called “all-on-four” dental implant restoration. You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the all-on-four. Because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. Eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. A very elaborate way of placing implants at the back of the mouth also makes it a treatment option for patients whose jaw bone is severely reduced after years without teeth, and reduces, or eliminates the need for bone grafting. At Family Dentistry of San Antonio we team with one of the best oral surgery groups in San Antonio to provide same day teeth replacement solution. You leave our office with a natural looking, fully functioning set of teeth—all in one day! After that day your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s a temporary bridge. It takes dental implants some time to heal and fuse to your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and we will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.
Speak to our dentists to find out, if the All-on-4 treatment concept is the right solution for you.