Replacing missing teeth is extremely vital to your oral health and general well-being. However, conventional tooth replacement options like removable dentures can present several challenges for your oral function, comfort, and self-confidence. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures delivered by state-of-art technology offer a minimally invasive alternative to replacing multiple or a complete arch of missing teeth. At Elite Dental LLC in West St. Paul, MN, we provide these innovative tooth replacement solutions to replicate the natural tooth structures' look, feel, and function.
What Are All-on-4 Implant-Supported Dentures?
An All-on-4 system can support an entire arch with two strategically angled dental implants in the front and two at the back. These four implants will fully support a denture prosthetic, even with insufficient bone mass. The rear implants are situated at a forty-five-degree angle. When there is insufficient bone density, dental implants can be placed strategically. Due to the precise angled implant placement, the need for bone grafting surgery can be eliminated.
As the All-on-4 system requires only four dental implants, patients' healing process is quick. It offers more flexibility for complete arch replacement. The implants will fuse with the jawbone and gums even as the dentures rest on top of them.
Candidates for All-on-4 Implant Supported Dentures
All-on-4 implant-supported dentures offer ideal solutions for patients looking for more stable replacements for an entire arch of missing teeth. This system is permanent and less invasive than the other options.
People with severe periodontal diseases tend to lose several teeth. Rather than using unstable removable dentures to replace the missing teeth, the All-on-4 dentures provide a solid solution. If the periodontal disease threatens to loosen and disconnect the remaining teeth, we will remove the remaining mobile teeth. After about ten weeks of healing, we will perform the dental implant surgery.
Why Choose All-On-4 Implant-Supported Dentures?
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Solid, stable anchor for replacement teeth
- Natural-looking appearance
- Enables eating and enjoying favorite foods
- No shifting, clicking, or slipping
- Maintains facial shape
- Improved comfort and easy maintenance
- Restores confidence and quality of life
- Eliminates the need for bone grafting
The All-on-4 Implant-Supported Denture Process
The procedure generally does not require bone grafting and may be ideal for patients who have experienced bone loss. Before the process begins, we will administer local anesthesia to make you comfortable. Our dentist, Dr. Mimi Hoang, will place four dental implants in the areas where the bone volume is maximum, and a new or existing denture can then be used as a framework for a temporary set of teeth secured the same day. After the bone has grafted with the implant, we will remove the temporary teeth. Next, your permanent denture will be attached using adhesives.
To learn more about our All-on-4 implant-supported denture restorations, visit our office, Elite Dental LLC, at 7300 147th St W #108, West St. Paul, MN. You can also reach us at (952) 432-1716.