Full arch dental implants (also called implant hybrid bridges) are an alternative to conventional dentures and a permanent solution to missing teeth. Teeth in a day with All-on-4 fixed dental implant bridges can be custom-created for your mouth and be placed as one set of teeth on the top or bottom arch of your mouth when you are missing all of your teeth or need all of your teeth extracted. There are many advantages of implant-supported full bridges over conventional dentures.

Advantages of All-on-4® or All-on-X Full-Arch Dental Implant Bridges

According to The American Academy of Periodontology, when it comes to bone and dental health, full mouth dental implants are vastly superior to dentures. The implants replace some of the tooth roots and integrate with the jawbone, which better preserves the bone. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded your tooth deteriorates over time.

Implants are securely attached to your jawbone, making them much more stable and comfortable than dentures. They look, feel and function very much like natural teeth.

Regular maintenance is accomplished by brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Regular check-ups with Dr. Fernandez are recommended for routine exams and deeper cleaning.

Planning for the Surgery

A CT scan and a digital impression will be taken of your jaw. 3D technology will be used to determine exactly where in your jaw the implants should be placed. A surgical guide will be created to aid in the implant placement procedure.

The Procedure

The first step in the procedure is the extraction of any remaining teeth. Implants are simultaneously placed in your jaw. Typically, 4-6 implants are placed per jaw. A temporary fitted set of teeth will be secured to the implants and worn during the healing phase (generally lasts 4-6 months). During this healing phase, the bone integrates with the implants. This process is called osseointegration.

After the healing phase and implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, Dr. Fernandez will place the permanent implant-supported bridge or denture. This final step will require a series of try-in appointments and then your permanent set of teeth will be delivered. Your beautiful smile will be restored and you will have fully functioning teeth once again.