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 yes in selected cases.

One full arch of teeth, four dental implants

To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is.

An implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone and acts as a connector for the attachment of the replacement teeth. Implants are not teeth but the foundation that the teeth are attached to hold them firmly in place.

You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. Depending on the quantity and quality of the bone, you may only need as few as four to six precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. This all-inclusive approach works for best for people who are missing all or a majority of their teeth.

PermaDent Dental Implant Center is the only practice that specializes exclusively in dental implants and nothing else. Our 99.98% success rate and vast implant dentistry experience has earned us an outstanding reputation as the most experienced in Torrance, South Bay. For more information, see our frequently asked dental implant questions or contact us today!