How long do All-On-4® teeth last?
Posted on: January 8, 2023
How long All-on-4 teeth (fixed implant bridge) last, depends on your oral hygiene, biting forces and your dentist’s approach to All-On-4® teeth after surgery.
Some dentists use a two-stage approach, first placing a temporary acrylic bridge and then a permanent zirconia bridge within 3 to 6 months after surgery.
At Perth Dental Implant Centre, our single-stage approach offers longevity to the first set of teeth. Our All-On-4 acrylic bridges are reinforced with a milled titanium frame for extra strength and durability, saving you the added cost of having to replace a bridge within the first 6 months. Titanium-reinforced acrylic teeth may last between 2 to 5 years, or longer with proper care.
When the time comes to replace your first set of teeth, you may choose another titanium-reinforced acrylic bridge or upgrade to a titanium-reinforced zirconia bridge or porcelain-layered zirconia bridge. Zirconia is stronger and more aesthetic than acrylic, and teeth may last between 10 – 15 years on average before needing to be replaced.
While All-On-4 teeth are designed to last, repairs may be needed from time to time.