Are you missing most or all of your teeth and wondering if you can get a full set of teeth with a single implant? The answer is yes, but it's not the best option. The best way to permanently replace all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw is with a full arch prosthesis. There are other ways to permanently replace an entire set of teeth, in addition to permanent implant bridges. A better alternative to having a complete set of teeth in one piece is to place implants and individual crowns to replace all of your teeth. This option is known as “full implant mouth” and it is the closest thing to natural teeth.
All-on-4 implants are a complete upper or lower one-piece bridge supported by only four implants. This solution is not a large bridge or a set of connected teeth like most complete implant prostheses. Dental implants use small titanium posts that fuse with the jaw and mimic the roots of missing teeth. Dental implant surgery is generally considered an outpatient procedure that requires numerous office visits, although All-on-4 dental implants may only require one appointment. This complete oral implant solution is the best solution because it maximally mimics the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. The cost of such a procedure would be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming, but dental implants are permanent and have become the gold standard for tooth replacement.
If you're missing a single tooth, a dental implant and crown can replace it. With all-on-4 dental implants, your new teeth will be strong and fully functional, allowing for the stimulation of the jaw tissue provided by the tooth roots. In addition to looking and working like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. O'Brien places complete oral implants using this technique. A complete set of prostheses can be anchored with just four implant anchors. Let's summarize the benefits of looking for this solution for replacing your teeth: it is permanent, looks and works like natural teeth, replaces single tooth without sacrificing neighboring teeth health, and requires only four implant anchors for a complete set of prostheses.