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Fixed Full-Arch Implant Bridges: Why Choose The All-On-4 Implants?

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. Castellon
Fixed Full-Arch Implant Bridges: Why Choose The All-On-4 Implants?Dentists may suggest that you receive fixed implant bridges if you have lost an entire arch of teeth or the remaining teeth are badly damaged that they also have to be removed. Permanent, non-movable fixed bridges integrate with the jawbone, keeping the bone healthy and allowing the smile to stay intact. Not replacing missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration.

What are All-on-4 Implants?

The All-on-4 implants are a type of full-arch fixed implant bridge that is supported by four or six dental implants. Dentists create these replacement teeth from materials like porcelain, acrylic, and monolithic zirconia. Dentists are able to fabricate the artificial teeth to look much like the nearby natural teeth. A dentist places the bridge and implants in the mouth so that they feel more comfortable and last longer compared to the regular fixed bridges and removable full and partial dentures.

Benefits of All-on-4 Implants

Undergoing the installation of All-on-4 dental implants provides many benefits. These permanent, fixed implant bridges help improve speech issues and prevent overcrowding and misalignment of teeth. It also helps prevent infection as well as deterioration of jawbone and gum tissue. Another significant importance of permanently fixed implant bridges is that they bring a more natural appearance compared to removable dentures or bridges.

Dental implants provide more stability and permanency contrary to removable dentures. Additionally, they bring the cost of replacing the entire arch of teeth down since you don't have to place a post for every tooth.

The Reduced Need for Bone Grafting

Our dentist will conduct an evaluation to ascertain whether or not these permanent restorations are a choice for you. All-on-4 has the advantage that people with a certain level of reduced bone mass or volume can still get the restoration. The reason is that they are strategically placed into the jawbone, where they offer greater and improved stability than the typical implant placements. A dentist angles out the placement of these implants such that they assume a 30 to 45-degree angle from the biting plane. This way, many patients don't need to undergo bone grafting. Talk to us about All-on-4 implants and see why you need them.

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