All-on-4 Implants at Tempe Smiles Family Dental
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
If you are missing teeth in your smile, dental implants may be the solution you need. Implants can serve as a replacement for your natural teeth if you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease or an accident. In more extreme cases, patients may be missing a row of teeth. In cases like this, it is not necessary to have individual implants. Teeth can be replaced using All-on-4 dental implants in a minimally invasive procedure. The skilled dentists at Tempe Smiles Family Dental can help restore your smile and function with All-on-4 implants.
The All-on-4 Dental Implants Procedure
The All-on-4 dental implants procedure is slightly different from typical implants. Normal dental implants are designed to replace one tooth at a time. The implant is anchored to the jawbone and the exposed portion of the new “tooth” serves as the implant. With All-on-4 implants, the exposed part of the tooth is replaced with a special cap that connects to the jawbone with a mirroring receptacle under the cap. This provides a tight connection between the jaw and the implants, making all-on-4 implants more secure for biting, chewing, and talking. Anchors from the implants are strategically placed to allow for maximum stability due to the angle of the anchors and the contact with the jawbone. Since All-on-4 implants replace a section of multiple teeth in a more permanent manner than dentures, they are sometimes referred to as “implant supported dentures.”
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits to the All-on-4 dental implant process. All-on-4 implants can have immediate and lasting benefits that include:
- Immediate functionality
- No need for bone grafting
- Quality of life improvement
- Minimally invasive
- Cost-effective treatment
- Long-lasting smiles
- Prevention of bone loss
All–on-4 implants can have immediate positive effects on your life, improving your smile and providing overall improved oral health.