For individuals who are interested in replacing full arches of missing teeth or upgrading their removable dentures to secure, natural-looking implant dentures, we offer the All-on-4® and All-on-6 techniques. These options use four or six dental implants to support and retain each full-arch denture for optimal dental aesthetics, confidence, health, and functionality.
Our experienced and highly trained implant dentist, Donian Shen, DDS, is one of the Mountain View-area’s most trusted providers of high-quality dental implant solutions. She utilizes state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives personalized treatment plans designed to create full smiles that are healthy and beautiful. If you are interested in learning more about All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant denture solutions, we encourage you to explore the informative sections below. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Shen, please contact Smile By Design.
- What Are All-on-4® & All-on-6?
- All-on-4® & All-on-6 Candidates
- All-on-4® & All-on-6 Procedure
- All-on-4® & All-on-6 Recovery
- All-on-4® & All-on-6 Cost
What Are All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Dentures?
All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant dentures require the surgical placement of four or six dental implant posts into the upper or lower jawbone to secure a single full-arch denture. Since the dental implants are designed to fuse with the jawbone tissue during the healing process, they can provide superior denture stability, comfort, and retention. The locations where the implants are placed are precisely planned by Dr. Shen to maximize the strength of the available bone structure and provide optimal positioning and function of the dentures. To aid in this process, Dr. Shen utilizes an advanced 3D imaging system and state-of-the-art treatment planning software which guide her in designing each step of the procedure.
Implant-supported dentures placed with the All-on-4® and All-on-6 techniques can provide important benefits, making them an excellent option for a wide range of tooth replacement patients. In addition to being natural-looking and long-lasting replacements for full arches of missing teeth, implant dentures can help patients speak clearly, smile confidently, chew all of their favorite foods, protect jawbone health, and prevent hygiene challenges. For many patients, implant dentures represent the best option for restoring a full and functional arch of teeth, as well as a beautiful smile.
Am I a Candidate for All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Dentures?
You may be a good candidate for All-on-4® or All-on-6 implant dentures if you meet the following criteria:
- You are missing all or several teeth
- You have extensive tooth damage or decay that requires extensive dental work and extractions
- You currently rely on removable dental prosthetics to complete your smile
While other dental implant solutions, such as single implant crowns and implant supported bridges may need a more significant amount of existing jawbone structure to complete successfully, All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant dentures typically require less bone density. Furthermore, All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant dentures may be a more economical solution for resolving your tooth replacement and dental treatment needs.
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shen is the first step. During this appointment, she will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health, teeth, gums, and supportive jawbone to determine whether implant dentures are the best option for restoring your smile. Detailed 3D CT scans will help her accurately assess the condition of your mouth and jawbone. Based on her findings, Dr. Shen can educate you about the options available for replacing your teeth and design a customized treatment plan that aligns with your needs, budget, and desired outcome. She may also include additional treatment options for improving your jawbone structure and oral health to make you a more suitable candidate for dental implants.
What Can I Expect During the All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Denture Procedure?
The first phase of your All-on-4® or All-on-6 implant denture procedure may include treatments to address problematic oral health concerns, such as gum disease and depleted jawbone density, and extract unhealthy or obstructive teeth. Once Dr. Shen is confident that your mouth is ready, the surgical placement of four or six dental implants can be completed. For your comfort, you may opt to undergo various methods of sedation which can keep you deeply relaxed throughout the procedure. During surgery, Dr. Shen will place the implant posts into the jawbone in the precise locations according to the treatment plan. After the procedure is complete, the dental implants will need time to fuse with the jawbone to create a stable foundation for your denture. When healing is complete, Dr. Shen will securely attach your custom-designed full-arch denture to the implants to finish your new smile.
What Happens During Recovery After the All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Denture Procedure?
Temporary swelling and soreness is expected following the placement of your dental implants. Dr. Shen will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and educate you on how to control any discomfort you may experience. It is important to the success of your implant procedure that you follow the instructions closely, attend all follow-up appointments, and contact the practice if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms. As you heal, Dr. Shen recommends resting, consuming soft foods, and tending to your overall health. The full healing process can take up to six months.
How Much Do All-on-4® & All-on-6 Implant Dentures Cost?
All-on-4® or All-on-6 implant denture solutions from Smile By Design can cost between $15,000 and $30,000. It is important to keep in mind that pricing can vary depending on your specific treatment needs and desired outcome. To get an accurate cost estimate for your implant denture treatment, a consultation with Dr. Shen is required. Following your appointment, you will receive a detailed quote for your personalized treatment plan and you will have the opportunity to discuss pricing, payment plans, and financing options. Our goal is to make high-quality care as accessible and affordable as possible! Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation* with Dr. Shen.