When restoring a full jaw, or full mouth (both jaws), the bridgework of crowns for each jaw can be supported on fewer than 16 implants. However, for long term success and patient comfort it is essential to have an adequate number of implants. Too much pressure on the implants can lead to them failing, so the more implants that are placed to distribute the load, the better.
Our doctors do full mouth restoration of the highest quality and longevity for prices that compete strongly with riskier processes involving a minimal number of implants. In Israel we can get you better, longer lasting results, more reliably, with fewer problems, and at a similar cost, by using more traditional methods and more implants. If a sinus lift is necessary, it is worth the little extra short term discomfort to get a superior outcome. Rather than a quick fix, we intend our work to provide you with the highest possible quality of life, and to last for many years. You can leave our clinic with a full working set of temporary teeth in one day, except for upper molars or premolars if a sinus lift is needed. These will look like normal teeth, and they will be functional if used with care until the permanent teeth can be installed a few months later. The price will be the same, or even less, than that of other "teeth in a day" procedures using minimal implants.
There are procedures called 'all on four' or 'all on six' in which an entire jaw of teeth (upper or lower) is replaced with a permanent denture supported by four or six implants. In the case of the upper jaw, by placing the rear implants far back in the jaw on an angle that avoids the sinus area, a bridge of crowns can be supported without a sinus lift. Doing this complex placement requires special equipment, as well as special training and skills. These incur added costs that tend to negate the savings of using fewer implants, and they involve risks that result in a lowered success rate. The initial bridge of crowns (denture) placed on the implants is temporary, and when the healing process is complete it is replaced with a bridge of permanent crowns. We mention this procedure here only for comparison purposes. Our focus is on quality, durability, and long term customer satisfaction, so we do not recommend it.