How many teeth can be fitted to all-on-4 implants?
A full arch of 12–14 artificial teeth can be supported by all-on–4 implants. The implants are made such that a full arch covering either the top jaw (maxilla) or the lower jaw (mandible) can be securely fitted.
Four implants that are built to properly and securely support the associated prosthesis will be fitted with the arch of teeth. Due to the shape and structure of the implants, All-on-4 implants can get away with using only 4 implants as opposed to as many as 10 in other varieties of dental implants. A total of 4 implants are used, with 2 of them being inserted into the thicker, heavier bone in the front of the jaw. The final two are positioned at a 45-degree angle and attached to the back of the jaw for structural stability and to prevent contact with important blood arteries and nerves.
Theoretically, two entire arches on each jawbone may be replaced with all-on-4 implants. Naturally, this will depend on the person and whether a dentist thinks the procedure is necessary. Two sets of all-on-4 implants could support two entire dental arches and as many as 24-48 replacement teeth if such a procedure were to be carried out.
All-on-4 implants can feel incredibly natural, despite the number of false teeth used in such a treatment. These implants are designed in such a way that, with the right dental hygiene practices and nighttime removal, they can be left in for an extended amount of time. As any dentures attached to all-on-4 implants are not subject to the same significant constraints as other dental prostheses, these implants ultimately offer the distinct advantage of allowing for more natural feeding habits. This is because all-on-4 prostheses allow you to bite into food in a way that is more like the natural mechanism.