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Rockville, MD 20850

All-On-4 Dental Implants

When you’ve had to have all of the upper or lower teeth removed due to dental health concerns, you may be considering dental implants. While the prospect of having implants inserted in your jaw to replace your missing teeth may seem daunting, it only takes four implants per upper or lower portion to restore a full set of beautiful teeth. Tooth loss is an incredibly common occurrence, with more than 35 million people in the United States have lost all of their upper or lower teeth. Full Dental Restoration using all-on-four implants is the solution that can give them back a beautiful smile.

Four Implants Per Arch Can Do It All

The idea of four simple implants replacing an entire arch of teeth may seem remarkable, but it helps to know what an implant is and how it works. “Implant” is the industry term for a titanium screw that is firmly set into your jawbone as a replacement for your natural root. Inserting these implants involves a minor surgery followed by a period of healing. After the implant is secured in place and has healed appropriately, a prosthetic known as a ‘crown’ is put in place mounted on the implant.

When an entire arch needs replacing, a full arch prosthesis can be created that can be mounted on just four of these implants. This prosthetic is designed to closely mirror the appearance of natural teeth, and in many cases, are indistinguishable from them without close inspection. Once set in place, these implants with their attached prosthetic can serve as a beautiful and functional replacement for your natural teeth. In the event that all of your upper and lower teeth are lost, a total of eight implants, four upper and four lower, can fully restore your beautiful smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

The material used in making the implants, titanium, was selected for its unique ability to fuse directly to your bone and stimulate further growth. Titanium is entirely safe and has been being used for procedures like these for decades, and is even an essential part of hip replacements. Not only is titanium safe for your teeth, but its ability to stimulate bone growth counteracts the natural degradation of your jawbone that can result from missing teeth. With dental implants, your jaw will remain durable, healthy, and able to support your implants for a lifetime.

Maintaining a proper regime of dental hygiene practices is all that’s necessary to ensure that your new implants last you a lifetime. Including in these practices should be twice-yearly visits to our offices. These visits will give Dr. Li the ability to check the condition of your implants and remove them for a thorough cleaning. This will be the only time its necessary for your implants to be removed.

If you’re interested in pursuing dental implants as your restoration option, call us at 202-737-1850 today! Our wonderful staff will prepare an appointment for you with Dr. Jean Li at our offices at 15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 105, Rockville, MD. Don’t let missing teeth impact your quality of life; call us today to start on your road to a full set of restored teeth!

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