These implants are made of titanium which is a light but durable metal. For example, most aircrafts, missiles, golf clubs, and even body piercings are made of titanium. All of those objects need to be exceptionally durable to function properly.
Titanium is the reason that All-On-4 implants practically last a lifetime and is comfortably light. Heavier metals would damage the bone in the jaw that holds the implant in place making it impossible to stay put.
Parts and Procedure
The reason for the name All-On-4 is that only four screws, know are roots are required for the placement of a full set of teeth. The implants are angled into the jaw bone for the firmest grip. Four predetermined sites will receive the anchors or roots which will be inserted into the jaw bone and left alone to heal first.
During the healing phase the patient will have light weight dentures as a temporary solution. These dentures are designed to put minimal pressure on the treated area for a speedy healing process.
After the body has had time to fuse with the jaw bone and heal the surrounding tissue it will then receive the arch. There are two arches of the durable teeth, upper and bottom. The teeth themselves are made of porcelain while the framework is made of titanium.
Once the arches are in place the procedure is over. Other then carefully following the directions of your Sun City dentist to ensure proper recovery there is no extra work required.
It is paramount to continue to brush and floss daily as you would with natural teeth. It is necessary to keep the two yearly appointments with your dentist for cleaning as well. Unless any new problems arise later down the road it won’t take any extra maintenance than natural teeth.
Overall just be sure to be truthful with your doctor during and after the procedure to ensure the best possible outcome with your All-on-4 implants.