An All-on-4 implant-supported fixed bridge is one of the most minimally invasive ways to restore your entire smile. Unlike conventional dentures, All-on-4 frees up additional space throughout your mouth, making it much easier to talk, eat, and enjoy your new smile.
What is an All-on-4 Fixed Bridge?
You already know that dental implants replace missing teeth, but implant-supported fixed bridges replace all of your teeth! If you’ve had to have all of your teeth removed due to gum disease, cavities or fractures, then a denture is your best option. Unfortunately removable dentures can feel bulky and cumbersome. You may not even be able to taste your food or talk normally. With an implant-supported fixed bridge, the prosthesis covers only the natural shape of your arch. This frees up the space inside the roof of your mouth, allowing your tongue to come into contact with your palate.
Fixed implant bridges are supported by only four implant roots. This is possible because even a single implant is extremely durable and capable of withstanding the force of several teeth. While 4 implants may not seem like enough support for a fixed denture, it’s more than you would guess, and just the right amount of stability.
The Right Planning Process
Every mouth is unique and so is the dental implant planning process. Rather than just telling you if you’re a candidate or not, the right implant dentist will walk you through your implant therapy step-by-step to create exceptional results.
Your implant dentist will consider:
- The shape of your facial profile
- Bone density throughout all areas of your jaw
- The stability needs of a full mouth fixed denture
- Minimally invasive techniques for maximum stability
- Anatomical findings like sinus enlargements or bone loss
Precise Placement for Precise Results
Thanks to CT Beam technology, implant specialists can use computer-guided imaging techniques to place your dental implants in a way that maximizes your natural bone density. Other supportive therapies like bone grafting or sinus lifts may not even be necessary. Unlike traditional X-rays used by older forms of dental implant methods, CT imaging creates a 3-dimensional image that shows every aspect of your bone.
The added benefit of seeing “inside” of your mouth gives your implant dentist the ability to create the best-fitting denture implant possible – one that hugs every curve and contour of your jaw and gumline.
Choosing the Best Dentist
Dental implant therapy is not something to be taken lightly. Unlike other dental treatments, implants alone are designed to last for the rest of your life. You want your treatment to be something that is performed right the first time, giving you ultimate comfort and reliability.
The best implant dentist will be someone who has extensive experience in placing dental implants and access to state-of-the-art technology. With the right equipment, your implants can be predictably placed every single time. As a result, you will enjoy a shorter healing time, faster recovery, and the best possible fit from day one.
You can’t trust your smile with just anyone. Full mouth rehabilitation techniques like All-on-4 demand the precise attention of an expert dentist when you demand good results. Not only will your treatment be more predictable, it will be done right the first time. There’s no guessing as to whether or not something was done incorrectly. You owe it to yourself, your comfort, and your peace of mind.
Make a smart investment for your smile. When you choose to have dental implants, you’re investing in a smile that lasts an entire lifetime. You can’t afford to cut corners, and neither should your dentist. If you’re considering a permanent implant denture, trust an implant specialist.