Have you recently lost an entire arch of teeth? Are you ready to restore your smile to its former glory? Missing teeth can leave an impact on your quality of life. Your face can lose its structure, food choices become more restricted, and your self-confidence can take a hit. Fortunately, a comfortable, permanent solution exists with today’s dental technology. All-on-4 denture implants give you a beautiful smile whilst being functional and giving you much-needed support.
At St. Louis County Dental, our team has the experience and expertise to give you a smile that provides you with the independence you need to continue living your life.
Like most dental implants, All-on-4 is a set of four implants used to recreate your top or bottom arch of teeth. This prevents your natural teeth from shifting and preserves the appearance of your facial structure. Without your teeth, your face can begin to sag and lose its natural shape.
In the past, patients had the choice between traditional dentures or full arch replacements. Traditional dentures can slide around and pinch the gums. Older full arch replacements required the placement of six to eight implants. With All-on-4, you can enjoy a permanent treatment with a faster recovery time.
All-on-4 combines the unique advantages of dental implants with the functionality and appearance of dentures. Some benefits of this implant restoration include:
You may be a perfect candidate for All-on-4 implants if you:
All-on-4 implant posts can last a lifetime, but your dental restorations may only last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. You can extend the longevity of your restoration by practicing good oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.
We also encourage patients to visit our St. Louis dental office for routine dental visits twice a year. Regular dental cleanings and exams can help keep your mouth free of bacteria and allow your dentist to detect the earliest signs of oral health complications.
All-on-4 provides many benefits compared to traditional removable dentures. Dentures tend to
have a bulky appearance and may cause discomfort by pinching your gums and sliding around in your mouth. All-on-4 implants provide a stable, natural appearance that feels and functions like real teeth.
All-on-4 implants also won’t click while you speak, and you won’t need to adhere to dietary restrictions. Removable dentures must be taken out and cleaned each night, which can be a hassle. All-on-4 is not only low maintenance, but can also last much longer than traditional removable dentures.
Receiving all-on-4 dental implants is a virtually painless experience. Your St. Louis implant dentist will administer a local anesthetic beforehand so you don’t feel any pain. We also offer sedation dentistry options for patients who struggle with dental anxiety.
You may experience mild discomfort once the numbness fades, but any pain should subside within a few days and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medications.
Give yourself the smile you deserve. If you’re ready to set yourself up with a perfect set of all-on-4 dental implants, contact our team by email or call our St. Louis office at 314-762-6784 for new patients, or 314-332-1307 for existing patients. We look forward to helping you reach your smile goals!
Dr. Barry Brace
St. Louis County Dental Partnership
469 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO
Monday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm