Full Arch Dental Implants

Living without your natural teeth is inconvenient, even dentures can cause a great deal of inconvenience to patients. Dentures will never feel or work the same as your natural, original teeth. To fix this problem, Dr. Ahmed provides full mouth rehabilitation services to patients, with implant supported permanent dentures. The entire process is done with the highest amount of precision and care, so that your new teeth will  look and feel just like the natural teeth.

What are All-on-4, 5, 6, and 8 Dental Implants

A fixed denture is the best option for replacing a full set of missing teeth, using up to eight in each jaw. The best thing about these prostheses is that each missing tooth gets an implant. In short, a full replacement is not necessary. A minimum of four posts are enough to support a complete set of dentures themselves.

Here’s How Full Mouth Implants Work

A permanent denture can be placed on all-on-four, all-on-five, all-on-six, or all-on-eight posts placed in each jaw. These implants support a removable or permanent set of dentures. All-on-four Implant Prostheses are the most recommended for permanent replacement of missing teeth. With these, two posts are placed in the front of the jaw. The next two are placed in the back at a 45 degree angle. In cases where more support and grip for the prosthesis is required, six or even eight can be placed in the jaw. However, this is not done often, since more of them need more volume and thickness in the jaw bones.

Who Could Use Full Mouth Restoration?

Generally people who replace their lost teeth with new permanent ones are good candidates for getting any form of the prostheses. Fixed dentures are highly recommended in these cases:

  • For Complete Mouth Reconstruction – If you are looking to replace teeth in both the upper and lower jaw, we recommend multiple teeth prostheses for supported dentures.
  • For Complete Smile Makeover – If you want a brand new smile this could be the best choice for you to impress people with your new smile.
  • For Completely Reabsorbed Bone – Conventional implants cannot be placed in your mouth if your jawbone is lacking enough bone. In these cases, complete mouth reconstruction with full mouth implant prostheses is quite feasible, and is recommended over other tooth replacement options.

How are these Permanent Dentures implanted?

Fabrication and placement of All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 dental prostheses is done in two steps. The first involves the implant placement procedure, and the second phase involves loading them into your jaw with a prosthesis specifically made for you.

  • Placement of Dental Implants – Dr. Ahmed will be sure that you are completely painless and comfortable with local anesthesia. For highly anxious or nervous patients, conscious sedation may also be considered. The surgical process is begun by making an incision over the soft tissue on top of the jaw bone where they are going to be placed. The surgical flap is raised, and a small hole is drilled in the jaw to fit each post. They are then fastened into place while applying controlled force.
  • Implant Loading – Conventionally, a complete denture would be attached to them with  an abutment, once the surgical site is fully healed. However, new dental advancements now allow dentistry professionals to load them immediately into the jaw with a suitable prosthesis. In the case of immediate placement, the dentures and their abutments are prepared before they are loaded onto them and immediately inserted once the initial surgery is finished.

Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants

These prostheses have many benefits in comparison to conventional prostheses, like dentures and bridges. Here are some reasons why:

  • Convenience – You enjoy the longevity, strength and comfort that is combined with a natural, beautiful appearance. This means that you can eat and speak without issues, and feel natural just like you used to.
  • Quick Esthetic Results – Not like conventional options which need a few months before a prosthesis can be placed on them, All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 fixed dentures can be loaded right away with the new teeth.
  • Durability – Conventional dentures need to be fixed or replaced frequently, but these fixed prostheses are extremely durable. If you care for your oral hygiene properly, you can expect for them to last for a lifetime.
  • Quick Recovery – We are sure to perform as little surgery as possible for the placement. This is done to make sure that procedure is quick, and is followed by a full and fast recovery.
  • No Need for Bone Grafting – A bone grafting procedure isn’t needed in case of these new teeth, because they can be placed where the quantity and quality of bone is less pronounced. Usually, the effects of bone resorption are quite mild in the front segment of the jaw bone. Therefore, the two front new teeth are quite stable, and are great at retaining the prosthesis. The back implants are typically placed at an angle. This means that they can be positioned even when there is less space between the upper and lower jaw bone than usual. Mini-implants can also be used for the same purpose in certain situations.

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All on 4 Dental fixed dentures will give you the gorgeous, new smile you have been looking for. Make an appointment today with Zahid Ahmed DDS in Oakland, CA to get that perfect smile back. Dr. Ahmed proudly serves patients from Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, and all around the Bay Area.


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Zahid H. Ahmed, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Zahid Ahmed combines current advances in dentistry with holistic health to bring patients the best possible dental care. His goal is to provide patients with personalized service, creating lasting relationships based on trust and expertise.

Dr. Ahmed received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and maintains a position as Clinical Instructor at Stanford University. He is recognized as a Fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). He believes continuous learning in dentistry allows him to stay current, and provide the best possible dental care for his patients.

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    We lead through patient education. In your consultation, Dr. Ahmed will get to know you and your needs. After, he will perform a comprehensive exam to more accurately determine a treatment plan you feel comfortable with.

  • Unsurpassed Implant Experience

    In addition to being a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Ahmed continues to train other dentists on Dental Implantology.

  • Cost Effective Treatment

    We make sure we have a treatment plan for every budget. We pride ourselves on providing VERY affordable care that is guaranteed to be the highest quality.

  • We accept many PPO plans and are preferred providers and in-network with over 13 major insurances.

  • 6 – 12 month payment options available

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What Is A Dental Implant?


Unlike a partial or complete denture, which will need adjusting over time and may shift or slip in place, dental implants are secured directly into the jawbone just like natural, healthy adult teeth. This fixed prosthetic device includes a small titanium screw that secures a dental crown (replacement tooth) into place to look, feel and function just like a regular tooth.


A Unique Approch Using Advanced
Technology to improve your Dental Health

  • Evens out irregular pressure on bite and teeth after tooth loss

  • Help maintain bone level in and surrounding the artificial roots

  • Restores natural face shape for improved appearance

  • Avoid gum recession around the new teeth

  • Restores natural functions of biting, chewing and speaking

  • Preparation (grinding down) of adjacent natural teeth

  • Each new tooth is personalized to look and feel natural

  • No need for daily removal or special cleaning

  • Teeth to be placed the same day as your extractions

  • With proper care they can last a lifetime


Simple Payment Options


At Oaktown Dental we understand the importance of giving our patients different payment options to better suit their needs.

  • We accept many PPO plans and are preferred providers and in-network with over 13 major insurances.

  • Conveniently offer a Membership Plan

  • 6 – 12 month payment options available.

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Dr. Ahmed uses Blue Sky Plan, a leading, state-of-the-art, dental implant treatment planning software. Dr. Ahmed can virtually place the dental implants into a digital version of your mouth to determine the perfect implant placement. Ideal implant placement has great looking results that last a long long time. Best of all, it makes the implant placement process a short and straightforward process with the least amount of discomfort and fastest recovery times.

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You can schedule an appointment day or night (even after hours) to meet with Oaklands Dental Implantologist.