What is an All-on-4 Implant Bridge?
The all-on-4 implant bridge combines dental implant technology with a dental bridge concept. The number “4” in the All-on-4 implant comes for the four implants used in the bridge. Rather than placing each implant individually, the four anchors in the bridge of teeth.
The first step is placing the four implants into the jaw, and then the replacement teeth are attached on the same day. Called hybrid denture the replacement teeth look like a bolted-down bridge instead of individual teeth.
The design and placement of the implants allow the teeth to support natural chewing forces just like real teeth immediately.
With traditional implants, a waiting period exists between surgically placing the posts and attaching replacement teeth.
The All-on-4 dental implants procedure eliminates this waiting period to let you experience a functional, new smile right away. You’ll often hear this implant dentistry method called teeth in a day or teeth in an hour.