All-on-4 implants

All-on-4 implants are a full-arch prosthesis that uses only four strategically placed dental implants to support a complete set of upper or lower teeth. This technique differs significantly from traditional dentures and conventional implant procedures, offering numerous advantages in terms of stability, functionality, and aesthetics.

How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?

The All-on-4 technique involves placing two implants vertically at the front of the jaw and two implants at an angle towards the back. This strategic placement maximizes the use of available bone and provides a stable foundation for the prosthetic teeth. This approach often eliminates the need for bone grafting, making the procedure faster and more accessible for many patients.

Benefits of All-On-4 Implants

Improved Functionality

All-on-4 implants restore nearly the full functionality of natural teeth. Patients can eat, speak, and smile with confidence, knowing their teeth are secure and won't slip or move.

Enhanced Aesthetics

The prosthetic teeth used in All-on-4 implants are custom-designed to match the patient's natural teeth in color, shape, and size. This ensures a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Greater Comfort

Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 implants are permanently fixed in place. This eliminates the discomfort and inconvenience associated with removable dentures, such as sores, slippage, and the need for adhesives.

Long-Term Durability

All-on-4 implants are made from high-quality materials that are designed to last for many years. With proper care and maintenance, they can provide a lifetime of reliable service.

Faster Results

Because the All-on-4 technique often avoids the need for bone grafting, the procedure can be completed more quickly than traditional implant methods. Many patients receive their new set of teeth in just one day, reducing downtime and allowing them to return to their normal activities sooner.

The All-On-4 Implant Procedure

Initial Consultation

The first step in the All-on-4 process is a comprehensive consultation with our dental team at Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry. During this visit, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough oral examination.
  • Take detailed digital images and X-rays.
  • Discuss your dental history and overall health.
  • Understand your goals and expectations for the procedure.

Treatment Planning

Based on the information gathered during the consultation, our dentist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan will outline the steps of the procedure, including any preparatory treatments that may be required.

Surgical Procedure

On the day of the procedure, you will be made comfortable with sedation or anesthesia. The surgical steps include:

  1. Extraction of any remaining teeth: If necessary, any remaining teeth in the arch to be treated will be removed.
  2. Implant placement: Four dental implants will be strategically placed into the jawbone. The two front implants are positioned vertically, while the two back implants are angled to maximize bone contact.
  3. Temporary prosthesis: A temporary set of teeth will be attached to the implants, allowing you to leave the office with a functional and attractive smile.

Healing and Osseointegration

Over the next few months, the implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a solid and stable foundation for the permanent prosthesis. During this time, it is important to follow all post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing.

Placement of Permanent Prosthesis

Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, you will return to our office to place the permanent prosthesis. This custom-made set of teeth will be securely attached to the implants, providing a durable and natural-looking result. Call us to learn more.

Post-Procedure Care and Maintenance

Immediate Aftercare

After the procedure, you will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your new implants and temporary prostheses. This may include:

  • Using prescribed pain medications and antibiotics to manage discomfort and prevent infection.
  • Following a soft-food diet for the first few weeks to avoid putting stress on the implants.
  • Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these can interfere with the healing process.

Long-Term Maintenance

Maintaining the health and longevity of your All-on-4 implants requires a commitment to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Recommendations include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush.
  • Using a non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching the prosthetic teeth.
  • Flossing daily or using a water flosser to clean around the implants and under the prosthesis.
  • Attending regular check-ups and cleanings at Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry to monitor the condition of your implants and overall oral health.


All-on-4 implants at Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry in Elk Grove, CA, offer a transformative solution for patients with missing teeth. This innovative procedure provides a stable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dentures and other implant methods. With our expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized care, you can achieve a beautiful and confident smile that lasts a lifetime.

If you're considering All-on-4 implants, contact Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry today to schedule your consultation. Let us help you restore your smile and improve your quality of life with All-on-4 implants in Elk Grove, CA.  Visit Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry at 9340 W Stockton Blvd., Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758, US, or call (916) 683-5732 to discover how our transformative treatments can enhance your confidence and transform your smile.

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Smile Maker Implant & General Dentistry

9340 W Stockton Blvd., Suite 100,
Elk Grove, CA 95758, US

(916) 683-5732

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