Implant supported zirconia bridge (all on 4 denture upgrade)

Implant supported zirconia bridge – What is it?

Implant supported zirconia bridge is one of several framework options to make an implant supported bridge.

Screw retained implant supported zirconia bridge framework (a hybrid denture upgrade)

Case of the week

Implant supported zirconia bridge

Jane’s implant supported zirconia bridge story

The implant supported zirconia bridge and Jane…..  Jane had suffered from Sjorgen’s for years.  Due to the dry mouth that Sjorgen’s causes, she slowly lost nearly all of her lower teeth.  A regular denture was out of the question as the combination of dry mouth making the tissue very brittle and a movable denture would have resulted in constant sores and tears in her gum tissue.  Therefore, we opted for something similar to what is commercially known as an “All-on-4”.

Rather than use the traditional plastic for Jane, we upgraded this case to use zirconia.  Used in place of the traditional metal colored titanium, zirconia is a white, super strong ceramic.  For teeth we use the same porcelain we use on dental crowns, rather than the traditional acrylic (plastic) teeth of an all on 4.  Although this looks somewhat similar to a traditional hybrid denture, it is much stronger.  Implant supported zirconia bridges are less likely to break.  Stats show 50% of acrylic all on 4s break in some way within 5 years.  Furthermore, it will always look exactly because it doesn’t wear down like acrylic!  We have developed our system so that you never have to go without teeth.

Implant supported zirconia bridge before and after Implant supported zirconia bridge

Implant supported zirconia bridge before photo


Why do your implant supported zirconia bridge with us?

This is top of the line premium dental care and is not something most doctors know anything about.  This exact implant supported zirconia bridge can be seen advertised in many top dental journals by LSK.  It is was also show cased in dental journals like digital esthetics and dental products report.  This exact bridge is highlighted by the laboratory that specializes in advanced dental implant restorations (shown under clinical cases).  If you are looking to replace some or all of your teeth with dental implants and want to know ALL of your options,  give us a call for a complimentary exam!


What do implant supported zirconia bridges cost?

For doctors and labs looking to learn more about this type of work click on the links here.

For patients looking for options and costs click on my Implant Supported Dentures page.



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4 Responses to “Implant supported zirconia bridge (all on 4 denture upgrade)”

  1. March 29, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi doctor,

    I have a very pressing matter and I need your opinion urgently. My dentist will be putting crowns for me for my four front teeth- one piece not individuals- sorry I don’t know the accurate terms but I’ll try to explain: originally we had planned on porcelain but all of a sudden he’s so insisting on Zirconia , there’s a huge difference in cost but he says it’s worth it. Can you please help me.

    • March 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

      The cost should be the same. Are you at an “in network” dentist? They often have to charge x fee for porcelain fused to metal but are allowed to charge whatever they want for a pure porcelain crown (zirconia is porcelain). That would explain difference.

  2. September 20, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    Not sure of your location. But i just had [month ago] all uppers pulled. I cannot stand the immediate denture they gave me to bulky and gag alit with it. What would be the cost for a fixed implant over denture 4 post. Around about. Thank you

    • September 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

      Around $20k with the implants and the final prosthesis. That’s if you are ok with the classic plastic teeth. The nice ceramic teeth add another $10k. We are in Illinois (Chicago area) and do not take patients from outside of driving distance.

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