For patients interested in replacing all of their teeth or just one arch, we offer the procedure commonly referred to as an All-On-Four. The procedure refers to having four to six implants placed in the upper or lower arch of your mouth. The replacement teeth are then attached to these implants, giving you a set of fully-functional and natural-looking teeth. Unlike removable dentures, an All-On-Four dental implant allows for you to have permanent teeth and to eat normally.
As with multiple implants, you don’t need to have an implant placed for every tooth. Rather, the four to six implants placed per arch provide the structure necessary to support all of the replacement teeth.
The general process involves the immediate placement of the four to six dental implants (per arch). A temporary set of teeth are then affixed to the implants so you are able to leave that day with functional, non-removable teeth while the implants heal. During that time, your permanent teeth are custom made to achieve the cosmetic look you desire, including size, shape and color.