The implant itself is a titanium post. This post is carefully implanted into your jaw where it becomes integrated into the jaw, functioning like a tooth root. The placement of the implant will vary, based upon how many teeth need to be restored. For a single implant (one missing tooth), the implant is placed where the natural root once existed.
Once it has been fully integrated into the jaw structure, a custom tooth replacement is place atop the implant. For full arch replacements, the implants are placed at the back of the jaw so that a full set of replacement teeth can be anchored to the implants.
The primary reasons for considering an All-on-4 are obvious. You will regain the functional benefits of natural teeth and improve your general oral health. You will regain a healthy-looking, natural smile and the confidence and ease with others that comes with that.
Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. It has been estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. A single tooth implant offers you the opportunity to replace a missing tooth with a permanent, fixed tooth that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to care for your implant in the same way as you care for your other teeth.