People who are missing teeth often feel too embarrassed to smile. Simple everyday activities such as eating, drinking, and speaking become cumbersome. While dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth, they can become quite pricey for patients missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, advances in technology and restorative dentistry have led to an affordable treatment known as All-on-4® implants, which is offered at Heringer Dentistry LLC, the Bismarck practice of Dr. Everett Heringer. The All-on-4® treatment utilizes four strategically placed implants to support an entire prosthesis for the upper or lower arch. Schedule a consultation with Heringer Dentistry LLC if you think you might be a candidate for the All-on-4® treatment.
How Does the All-on-4® Treatment Work?
Unlike traditional dental implants, which use one implant for every implant-supported restoration, the All-on-4® system uses four specially designed implants to support an entire full-arch prosthesis. The four titanium implants are surgically placed into the jaw, serving as a foundation for the restorative prosthesis. This means that edentulous patients can get a brand new set of permanent teeth in just one quick visit to our office. The All-on-4® treatment is minimally invasive, efficient, and affordable. Once completed, All-on-4® implant-supported restorations look and feel just like a patient's natural teeth. Dr. Heringer takes great care to ensure that all prosthetics are crafted to complement the unique characteristics of each patient's smile.
Benefits of the All-on-4® System
Due to the placement and angles of the four implants in the All-on-4® system, the need for bone grafting is virtually eliminated. This enables many patients that would not typically qualify for traditional implants to undergo the All-on-4® procedure. Another benefit of the All-on-4® system is that it allows for the immediate placement of the prosthesis. With the help of diagnostic imaging and special software, Dr. Heringer can have your replacement prosthesis pre-made and ready for placement the same day as the procedure. You can leave our office with a brand new smile in just a matter of hours! Due to the minimally invasive nature of the All-on-4® procedure, the recovery and healing time is generally much shorter than that associated with traditional dental implant surgery.
Candidates for All-on-4®
The All-on-4® implants treatment is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Patients who lack sufficient bone density are often unable to get traditional dental implants unless they first undergo a bone grafting procedure. This can be a long, expensive, and tedious process. The revolutionary All-on-4® system does not require that patients have a large amount of bone, making it a good option for many of the people who aren't suitable candidates for traditional implants. This treatment is also highly recommended for patients who are missing all of their teeth and looking for a cost-effective alternative to having an individual implant placed for each replacement tooth.
Contact the Implant Dentists of Heringer Dentistry LLC
At Heringer Dentistry LLC, we believe that every patient deserves to smile with confidence. Find out whether the All-on-4® treatment is right for you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Heringer. We are ready to help you find the best solution for replacing your missing teeth, so please contact us today! We look forward to speaking with you.