If you have lost all your teeth in a dental arch, one of the solutions that our dentist may suggest is All-on-4® implants. All-on-4 implants can help you regain full oral health and function using just a few dental implants, making them highly effective as well as minimally invasive.

What Are All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for individuals facing the loss of all teeth in an arch (upper or lower) or who are already wearing dentures. This technique involves the strategic placement of four dental implants in areas of the jaw that naturally have higher bone density. These implants serve as anchors for a full dental prosthesis or bridge. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gum’s surface, All-on-4 implants provide a fixed, non-removable solution that closely mimics natural teeth in both function and appearance.

The All-on-4 Implant Process

When you receive All-on-4 implants, you can expect:

  • Consultation and Planning: The process begins with a detailed examination, including dental scans, to assess bone density and determine the optimal placement for the implants.
  • Surgical Procedure: Under local anesthesia or sedation, four implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Two implants are placed at the front of the mouth, and two are placed at the back, angled to maximize contact with the bone.
  • Temporary Prosthesis: Often, a temporary set of teeth can be attached to the implants during the same surgical visit, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of fixed teeth immediately.
  • Healing and Osseointegration: Over the next few months, the implants integrate with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration, providing a strong foundation for the final prosthesis.
  • Final Prosthesis Fitting: Once healing is complete, the temporary prosthesis is replaced with a permanent one, custom-made to fit your mouth and aesthetic preferences.

Benefits of All-on-4 Implants

Benefits of All-on-4 implant solutions include:

  • Immediate Functionality: Patients can leave the surgery with a set of temporary, functional teeth attached to their implants.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Stability: The implants provide a secure foundation for the prosthesis, eliminating the discomfort and instability associated with removable dentures.
  • Convenience: The procedure consolidates the replacement of a full arch of teeth with just four implants, reducing both treatment complexity and recovery time.
  • Aesthetic Improvements: The final prosthesis is designed to look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing both the smile and overall facial appearance.
  • Long-Term Solution: With proper care, All-on-4 implants can last a lifetime, offering a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Schedule A Consultation

We welcome you to contact JP Dental & Implant Center today to set up a consultation with Dr. Brandon Wilcox or Dr. John P. Poovey and find out more about All-on-4 implants in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.