Dental Implants

What is a Dental Implant?

Unlike traditional methods like crowns, bridges, root canals, and dentures, All-on-X provides a permanent solution for individuals with missing teeth, offering unmatched natural aesthetics and long-lasting durability. By seamlessly integrating with the jawbone, dental implants effectively replicate the function and appearance of natural teeth, ensuring optimal oral health and restoring confidence in one’s smile.

Whole-mouth dental implants are a versatile option that can replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire set of teeth. This flexibility allows patients to achieve a comprehensive dental restoration tailored to their specific needs and desired outcomes. With the advancements in implant technology and treatment protocols, All-on-X has emerged as a superior choice for those seeking a reliable and permanent solution for their dental concerns.

Whether it’s improving functionality, enhancing aesthetics, or ensuring long-term dental health, full-mouth dental implants offer a holistic approach to addressing the challenges of missing teeth, setting a new standard in modern dentistry.

4M Dental Implant Center offers FREE dental implant consultations.
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What Is A Dental Implant Made Of?

The structural base of the implant is a titanium post, which is strategically positioned within the jawbone during a surgical procedure to ensure stability and durability. The titanium post portion of the implant mimics the natural tooth root, providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. The other components of an implant are the abutment and the crown. The abutment serves as the anchor between the implant and the crown. The crown is essentially the visible “tooth” and is securely attached to the implant.

How Do Whole-Mouth Dental Implants Work?

After the implant is placed, a process known as “osseointegration” occurs while you heal. During this stage, the titanium implant effectively fuses or integrates with the surrounding bone, forming a solid foundation for the new tooth. What sets implants apart from bridges or dentures is that they function as a replacement for the missing tooth root. This is beneficial because the implant helps maintain the health of the jawbone. The tooth root plays a vital role in stimulating bone growth, which in turn preserves the structural integrity of your face, ensuring a more youthful appearance. Individuals who have been without teeth for an extended period or have been relying on dentures may have noticed changes in their facial structure over time.

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The Benefits Of Dental Implants

If you need to replace your teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth and are superior to other options like traditional dentures, partials, or bridges. Take a look at the other many benefits.

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The eyes and the smile are often considered the focal points of a person’s face, with both features playing a significant role in making a lasting impression. Withholding a smile can give off a negative impression and impact social interactions. Unfortunately, imperfect or missing teeth affect self-esteem and confidence and are often the reason why many are hesitant to offer a warm smile.

Whole-mouth dental implants offer a transformative solution to address both the aesthetic and functional aspects of oral health. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile. Beyond cosmetic benefits, dental implants also play a crucial role in maintaining facial structure and preventing bone deterioration. Without the stimulation provided by tooth roots, the facial bones can start to deteriorate, leading to a sunken appearance, premature aging, and a weakened jawline. By replacing missing teeth roots, full-mouth dental implants not only restore the natural shape of the face but also encourage healthy bone growth, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.


Dental implants are more than just a cosmetic fix for missing or damaged teeth; they offer a myriad of health benefits that extend beyond just the aesthetics of a smile. For many individuals who have struggled with painful teeth or complete tooth loss, the ability to chew properly is a significant advantage that dental implants provide. With the restoration of chewing function, individuals can once again enjoy a wider variety of foods.

Beyond the improvement in chewing capabilities, dental implants also play a crucial role in promoting good digestion. Chewing food thoroughly is an integral part of the digestive process, as it breaks down food particles into smaller pieces that are easier for the body to absorb and utilize. By enhancing the ability to chew properly, dental implants contribute to better digestion and overall gastrointestinal health.

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For individuals who have long struggled with missing teeth, unattractive dental work, or ill-fitting dentures, the fear of judgment and embarrassment can be overwhelming. This can lead to avoiding social situations, refraining from taking photos, and even impacting professional and personal life.

Fortunately, whole-mouth dental implants offer a transformative solution to restore a confident smile. By opting for this advanced dental procedure, you can bid farewell to the self-consciousness that has plagued you for so long. The newfound confidence that comes with a flawless smile can open doors to new opportunities and exude a sense of self-assuredness that will leave a lasting impression.


Dental implants offer a permanent solution. Unlike dentures that require daily removal for cleaning and maintenance, implants stay securely in the mouth. Maintaining dental implants is a breeze, as it simply involves regular brushing, flossing, and possibly using a waterpick for optimal oral hygiene. With implants, the worries of dealing with cavities and root canals become a thing of the past, providing a hassle-free experience. There is also no need to fret about implants slipping or shifting unexpectedly, as they are firmly anchored in place without the need for messy adhesives. No other tooth replacement option is more like real teeth than dental implants.

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

Yes, when performed by a trained and experienced professional, dental implants are considered a safe and predictable dental procedure. They are a widely used and highly effective solution for individuals looking to replace missing teeth and restore their smile. These implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is well-tolerated by the body and has been extensively researched for safety and efficacy.

Free Dental Implant Consultations

Taking the first step is as easy as making an appointment!

If you have missing or broken teeth or other dental issues that impact your smile and self-confidence, whole-mouth dental implants could be the solution!

Dr. Sean Mohtashami and the rest of the 4M team are here to help. Combined, our doctors have been placing implants for over 50 years, and with thousands of successful dental procedures, our position as top dental implant dentists is widely recognized.

Our 4M Institute, located at our Long Beach location, is a post-graduate training facility where dentists from around the world come to learn the NeoArch® Dental Implant Treatment Solution. Dr. Sean is the founder and lead educator. That expertise and experience allow us to offer a different approach to dental implants.

During your free consultation at our clinic, you will undergo a thorough examination and X-rays to assess your dental health. You will also meet your implant doctor and have the opportunity to discuss your dental goals and concerns. Your doctor will carefully analyze the exam results and X-rays to provide you with a clear understanding of your oral condition and recommend suitable treatment options. The doctor will address any questions or uncertainties you may have so that you can make an informed decision about the proposed plan.

During this visit, you will also meet with a care coordinator, who will discuss treatment options and costs further.

You will leave the office knowing exactly what needs to be done and exactly what it will cost—from the first impression we take to your final whole-mouth dental implants.

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