Restore a Full Arch of Missing Teeth
Providing unmatched stability and comfort, implant-supported dentures are a significant improvement over traditional, removable dentures. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, the process is more streamlined than ever before.
For patients missing a full arch of teeth, we can attach a complete denture and secure it with just four dental implants using the All-on-4 method. This allows you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile in just one appointment.
Benefits of All-on-4
All-on-4 implant dentures offer several unique benefits, some of which include:
- Minimal treatment and recovery time
- No bone graft required
- Restores chewing function
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Easy to maintain
- Won’t come out or shift around
- Boosts your confidence
- Long-lasting results
If you’re missing all of your teeth in one or both arches, you’re likely a good candidate for All-on-4. Typically, patients who suffer from jawbone deterioration don’t qualify for traditional implants, but All-on-4 allows more patients to receive implants than ever before.
This is because we tilt the rear implants to maximize your available bone tissue, eliminating the need for a bone graft. In addition to making the procedure more accessible, this also reduces your overall treatment time and cost.
How the Procedure Works
When you visit us for All-on-4 treatment, Dr. Kruger will place four implants directly in your jaw and attach a temporary denture. This means you won’t have to live with gaps in your smile while your jaw heals.
Once Dr. Kruger determines you’re ready, he’ll place your permanent denture to complete the process. At this point, all that’s left to do is enjoy your stunning new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do All-on-4 implants last?
All-on-4 implants are created to last for a lifetime, or at least 20 to 25 years. Implants are strong and placed directly into your jaw, strengthening your jawbone. The implants will remain in your jaw and aren’t removed, while the All-on-4 tooth replacements are attached to the implants.
Taking care of your All-on-4 implants is important for keeping in good condition. All you have to do is brush your teeth, floss daily, use antibacterial mouthwash, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings every six months. This helps your implants to last for as long as possible.
How painful are All-on-4 implants?
The All-on-4 implant process isn’t painful — we try to make it as comfortable as possible. We’ll use anesthetic during the surgery so you won’t feel anything, and our procedures use the newest, safest technology to make minimal impact on your health.
After your implants have been placed, you may experience some discomfort as you heal from surgery. This is normal and we may prescribe pain medication to help. If your pain becomes severe, contact our office immediately. While complications are rare, they can occur.
Does dental insurance cover All-on-4 implants?
A portion of the cost of All-on-4 implants is usually covered by dental insurance. Individual dental insurance coverage varies by provider, so if you want to know how much will be covered for you we recommend contacting your insurance directly.
If you’re concerned about the costs of All-on-4 treatment, we can help. We can offer financing options and help you get the most out of your insurance.
Visit Dr. Kruger for All-on-4
If you want to restore a full arch of missing teeth, or both arches, All-on-4 could be the solution you’re looking for. Contact one of our two locations, in Oelwein and West Union, to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Kruger.
It’s the first step to your dream smile.