If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures or need all your teeth replaced, Dr. Wilhelm will determine if All-on-4® Dental implants will work for you. All-on-4® is a special type of dental implant procedure that Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD can use to rebuild your smile with less surgery.
This technique requires only four dental implants for a complete smile restoration. You can expect:
- A full arch of replacement teeth in one visit
- Stability of your new teeth (no slipping!)
- Bone protection of your jaw
- A faster procedure and recovery time
The All-on-4 is actually, more or less, a name—a branding for a procedure that involves—generally it involves people that come in to an appointment, everything is already planned, but they will present for one day. They'll have their teeth removed, implants placed, and then at the end of the day, they go home with a full set of naturally functioning teeth. In the upper jaw, it generally involves more than four implants. It can be as little as four. Again, that's going to be determined by the density and the strength of the bone, so when we place the implants, we measure the tightness of the implants themselves. We typically would place five or six implants in the upper jaw, and it works out really well. The morning is the first appointment where the teeth are removed and the implants are placed. Then we spend a couple of hours after that to get their prothesis ready, and then by early afternoon, they're able to go home wearing their teeth. They're really quite amazed at that.
Call 651-319-9064 to book a visit with Dr. Wilhelm at our Woodbury, MN dentist office.
Improving Your Smile And Health With All-on-4® Implants
Better Quality of Life – All-on-4® can immediately improve your lifestyle. You’ll go from no teeth to a full mouth of teeth in a very short amount of time. You will be able to eat what you want, smile when you want, and speak confidently knowing that your new teeth are not going to go anywhere while you do.
Speedy Yet Effective Treatment – With the All-on-4® method, Dr. Wilhelm will place four implants along your jaw, with the back two placed at an angle to take advantage of denser bone. This leads to a reduced amount of time to complete the procedure. It also means that you might be able to avoid bone grafts to build up insufficient bone structure.
Stability – Stability is the hallmark of dental implant treatments, but All-on-4® is able to provide that for a whole row of teeth with only four implants anchoring them. The tilting of the back implants makes it possible for Dr. Wilhelm to engage higher quality bone, which leads to a better bond between the implant and the bone.
Combining The Latest Technology With Personal Care
If you’re considering All-on-4® dental implants, you’ll first have a consultation with Dr. Wilhelm. If All-on-4® dental implants is a good choice for you, Dr. Wilhelm will take dental X-rays and impressions and use these to make your custom restoration. He can also discuss financing options as well as dental sedation if you want to remain completely relaxed during your procedure.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Wilhelm will place the four implants in each jaw and attach your restoration. You will walk in with a damaged smile and leave with one that is brand new.