Unlike dentures, full mouth rehabilitation can give you the feeling of your natural teeth back. We offer all-on-4, 5, 6,and 8 dental implant services to our patients, using implant supported permanent dentures. We will give you exceptional service, so that your new teeth look and feel natural.
What are All-on-4, 5, 6, and 8 Dental Implants
An implant supported prosthesis is the best solution for permanent tooth replacement. They can use up to eight in each jaw to replace the full mouth. A minimum of four are able to support a complete set of dentures themselves.
How Full Mouth Implants Work
Implant supported dentures can have all-on-four, all-on-five, all-on-six, or all-on-eight implants placed in each jaw. These will support removable or a fixed set of dentures. All-on-four Implants are most common. With these, two implants are placed at the front of the jaw. The next two implants are placed in the back at a 45 degree angle. When more support and retention for the denture is needed, six or even eight implants can be placed. However, this is uncommon since more implants need more strength and density in the jaw bones.
Who Can Use Full Mouth Restoration?
Generally, people who need to replace missing teeth with dental implants are perfect candidates. Implant supported dentures are best in these situations:
- For Complete Mouth Reconstruction – We recommend multiple implant prostheses for implant supported dentures.
- For Complete Smile Makeover – If you want a permanent solution to get a beautiful smile, full mouth restoration is the best option.
- For Completely Reabsorbed Bone – If your jawbone is not thick enough, conventional implants can not be placed. In these situations, full mouth reconstruction with full mouth implant prostheses is possible, and recommended over other tooth replacement options.
How are Permanent Dentures implanted?
Fabrication and implantation of All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 implants is done in two phases. The first phase is the placement procedure, and the second phase involves placing the implants into your jaw with a suitable prosthesis.
- Placement of Dental Implants – Our dentists will be sure the placement is painless with local anesthesia. For anxious or concerned patients, conscious sedation can be considered. The procedure begins by making an incision over the soft tissue over the jaw bone where the implants are to be inserted. A small hole is then drilled in the jaw for placement. Afterwards, the implants are screwed in position while applying controlled forces.
- Implant Loading – Conventionally, a complete denture would be fixed to the implants by using an abutment, once the surgical site has healed. However, now dentistry experts can immediately place implants into the jaw with a suitable prosthesis. With immediate implant loading, the dentures and their abutments are prepared before they are placed and immediately inserted once the surgery is completed.
Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants
Implant supported prostheses have many advantages over options such as dentures and bridges. Here are some examples:
- Convenience – Enjoy the durability and comfort of dental implants along with the look of natural teeth. You can eat and speak naturally with virtually no limitations.
- Quick Esthetic Results – Conventional options require several months before a prosthesis can be placed. All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 Implant Supported Prosthesis can be placed right away. In just one day you can have a new smile!
- Durability – Unlike dentures, implant supported prostheses are very durable. If you maintain your oral hygiene, your dental implants can last for a lifetime.
- Quick Recovery – We make sure to perform as minimal surgery as possible to ensure that the process is quick, and recovery is speedy.
- No Need for Bone Grafting – A bone grafting procedure is not required in case of all-on-4 implants, since they can be placed where the strength and density of the bone is less apparent. Typically, the effects of bone resorption are minimal in the front portion of the jaw. This stabilizes the two implants in the front to retain the prosthesis. The back implants are usually placed at an angle. This makes them easier to be placed where there is even less space between the upper and lower jaw bone than usual. Mini-implants can also be used for this in some cases.
Let us give you the beautiful, new smile you have been looking for with All on 4 Dental implants. Make an appointment today with our dental office on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA in the South Bay to get that perfect smile back. For more information on dental implants, click here.