An advancement in implant-retained dentures is All-On-4. If you’re missing all of your teeth, you could have every tooth replaced with an individual implant. Or if you have implant-retained dentures, you have as many implants as necessary to secure the implant.
But in some cases, all that’s needed is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. Because the actual implants are made of titanium, they fuse to your living bone so, eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health.