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All-on-4 Dental Implants Downey CA

All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 Dental Implants Downey, CA

All-on-4 dental implants are an implant solution for patients that are missing all of their teeth (fully edentulous) or are missing all the teeth on a single arch.

All-on-4 implants in Downey are a great option for people on a tight budget and those who have already experienced some bone resorption.

After some diagnostic tests, your Downey cosmetic dentist will inform you whether you are a good candidate for the All-on-4 system.

What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

The All-on-4 dental implant system uses four implants to stabilize a complete denture. All-on-4 refers to “all the teeth” being supported by four implants.

Four implants are placed in strategic parts of the jawbone (four in the upper or lower jawbone, or four in each arch if you are fully edentulous). Then, a clip attachment is placed on the implants, along with the base of the denture. This allows the denture to snap onto the implants.

Shouldn’t I Get an Implant for Each Missing Tooth?

This is the beauty of the All-on-4 system. You do not need to replace each missing tooth with an implant.

The strategic placement of the four implants can secure a full denture.

The implant posts are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses to the jawbone. They act as a substitute for the roots of your missing teeth.

Because the titanium is so strong – and because it fuses so well to the jawbone – your denture will snap into place with a snug, secure fit.

You will not have to worry about bone loss and the resultant loose, uncomfortable dentures. Your denture will always stay in place.

All-on-4 Dental Implants Downey CA
All-on-4 Dental Implants in Downey CA

What Are the Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants in Downey?

All-on-4 dental implants are one of the top choices of your Downey cosmetic dentist for the following reasons:


The All-on-4 system is pricier than traditional dentures – at least initially. This is simply due to the fact that, in addition to paying for your dentures, you are also paying for implant surgery.

However, this system is often one of the more affordable options for patients because:

  • You are only implanting four posts, whereas other systems use up to eight
  • You do not have to pay for repeated denture relines when you lose bone
  • You will not have to replace your dentures as frequently as traditional dentures due to bone loss


Traditional dentures rely on a bit of suction, as well as a great fit, to keep them securely in place.

However, as you lose bone, the dentures do not fit as well and can easily slip (or even come out) while you are eating or speaking.

With All-on-4 dental implants in Downey, your denture snaps onto the implant posts. Nothing can move them. You can eat just about anything you want and speak with ease. You can feel confident that your dentures are not going anywhere!


Because implant posts act as the roots of your missing teeth, they anchor the jawbone. Therefore, you will not experience the jawbone recession that so many denture patients experience.

Not only does this contribute to denture fit security, but it also contributes to how you look. As the jawbone recedes, it becomes thinner, resulting in a less defined jawline.

When you retain the jawbone with All-on-4 dental implants, the bone remains dense and strong. Dental implants can give your face definition and even make you look younger.

All-on-4 Dental Implants Dentistry Downey CA
All-on-4 Dental Implants Dentist Downey CA

What Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Feel Like?

The All-on-4 implant system is designed to be as comfortable as possible.

Your dentures do not press down on your gums like traditional dentures. Therefore, you will not experience any discomfort while chewing or speaking.

Additionally, you will not experience gum soreness from ill-fitting dentures, which is common when traditional dentures rub against the gums, especially if the patient experiences bone loss.

All-on-4 dentures allow you to eat and speak with ease, comfort, and confidence.

Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

If you are not sedated during your extraction or implant surgery, you might experience some discomfort (mainly pressure).

However, in many cases, patients are at least mildly, if not completely, sedated during these procedures.

Once the procedure is complete and the anesthesia wears off, some soreness can occur, in addition to some mild swelling. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help, and the symptoms should dissipate after about a week.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Not every dental implant or restorative system is best for every patient. Your Downey dentist will evaluate your oral health needs and create a custom treatment plan. They do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry. Your custom plan will include treatment options that are ideal for your dental health and aesthetic goals.

Find Out If All-on-4 Dental Implants Are Right for You

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