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What are all-on-4 teeth?

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    Patient with no teeth before treatment with all-on-four teeth.

All-on-four teeth is a set of permanent teeth anchored onto dental implants. It consists of an implant-retained porcelain or zirconia teeth which permanently anchor onto individual dental implants. The bridge itself has about a dozen teeth which anchor onto four or more dental implants. Essentially, all-on-4 teeth replace every single tooth in your upper and/or lower jaw.

Do not confuse all-on-four teeth with dentures or overdentures. All-on-four teeth are permanent porcelain teeth which get locked onto dental implants. They are permanent teeth which don’t come in and out of your mouth. All-on-four teeth replace all of your missing teeth and gum tissue within each arch and feel like your own natural teeth.

How do you make all-on-four teeth?

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All-on-four teeth is porcelain or zirconia teeth which are attached to four individual dental implants

The process of receiving all-on-four teeth starts by placing a minimum of four dental implants. We place these implants in areas with the highest quality bone, typically the chin and nose region. This bypasses the need for extensive bone graft procedures. Once your implants have healed, we secure your permanent bridge on top. Your bridge is screwed onto the implants which permanently locks them in place.

What are the benefits of all-on-four teeth?

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All-on-four teeth inside patient’s mouth

All-on-four teeth is an affordable full mouth dental implant replacement option. The results are as close to having your original teeth back. There are numerous benefits to all-on-4 teeth over traditional dentures, such as:

  • All-on-four teeth are permanent teeth. This means that your teeth stay in your mouth at all times as if they were your original teeth.
  • Porcelain and zirconia teeth provide for excellent chewing ability, speech and aesthetic. You can speak and eat as if you had your original teeth back again!
  • No longer will you have to worry about those annoying cavities, gum disease or dental infection.
  • Treatment is relatively quick usually taking just a few months.
  • Getting dental implants helps preserve your valuable jawbone over time. Since dental implants absorb the bulk of your bite stress, this significantly reduces the stress applied to your jawbone. By preserving your jawbone, you will look younger and maintain a fuller, happier facial profile.

Am I a candidate for all-on-four teeth?

Amazingly enough, almost everyone is a candidate for getting all-on-four teeth. This is because we place your implants in areas which have the highest quality bone. As a result, most people qualify without the need for extensive bone graft or augmentation surgeries.

What is the process for all-on-four teeth?

The two steps in getting your all-on-4 teeth are placing dental implants and fabricating a bridge. Here is more information on each step:

  • Dental Implants: Most all-on-four cases are performed with 4 dental implants, although occasionally a 5th and 6th implant is added. Your implants are all placed at the same time during a single visit. Additionally, if there are broken teeth, loose teeth or sharp bony edges, these are all addressed during your surgery. Afterwards, you have to wait about 3 to 4 months for the implants to integrate with your bone before receiving your teeth.
  • All-on-Four Bridge: Fabricating a beautiful set of teeth on top of a few implants is a step-by-step process and takes a few visits. This way your dentist can make sure that your bite, teeth size, shape and color are all to your liking. Once completed, your all-on-4 bridge is screwed onto your implants and remains in your mouth permanently, as if it was your own natural teeth!

All-on-4 teeth and full mouth implants in San Clemente:

Call us today to learn more about all-on-4 teeth and full mouth dental implants. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us by calling (949)481-2540 or book online. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will access your jawbone using our CT scan machine to determine if you’re a good candidate. We will present all of your treatment options and review their benefits with you. We will also review treatment costs and present flexible financing options to those who are interested. Don’t wait any longer, book your consultation with us today, and see how easy it is to get the smile of your dreams back.

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