All-on-4 Dentures

Are you missing all the teeth in your upper or lower arch but worry that removable dentures won't provide the stability you want? Do you currently wear dentures that no longer fit well or shift and move unpredictably?

At Oak Tree Dentistry, Dr. Pritpal Gill offers All-on-4 dentures that allow him to use as few as 4–6 dental implants to secure a full upper or lower denture. You may also hear this type of denture referred to as Teeth-in-a-Day we can often provide a temporary denture on the same day as your implant surgery.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures 

Dental implants are the standard for tooth replacement because they look, feel, and function like real teeth. However, it would be a complex and costly process to replace an entire arch of teeth with implants!

All-on-4 or All-on-6 dentures at our Elk Grove and Lodi dental offices solve the age-old problem of removable dentures that slip and shift unpredictably. Dentures supported by dental implants allow you to laugh, speak, chew, and smile confidently, knowing that your teeth will always stay securely in place.

In addition to being a stable and dependable tooth replacement, All-on-4 dentures offer several benefits:

  • Fewer implants
  • Faster healing times
  • Same-day results
  • Cost-effective
  • Reduced need for bone grafting

The Process for Getting All-on-4 Dentures

Several steps are involved with getting All-on-4 implant dentures, but the process is not as complex as you might think!

All-on-4 Dentures Consultation

Dr. Gill will determine if you are a good candidate by taking digital dental x-rays and a 3-D cone beam scan (CBCT) to check that the jaw bone is strong enough to support the implants. He will also evaluate your dental bite and the shape and size of your teeth to prepare custom dentures that look natural and fit comfortably.

He will also review your medical history, medications, and current health problems. If you are a good candidate, the next step is to schedule you for implant surgery at one of our comfortable dental offices in Elk Grove or Lodi, CA.

Dental Implant Surgery

When the day of your implant surgery arrives, you may be a little nervous, but you couldn't be in better hands! Dr. Gill is an experienced dentist with expertise in implant dentistry, and his goal is to ensure that you are comfortable and at ease. He will gladly answer your questions, so you know what to expect during the procedure.

First, we numb your mouth so you won't feel any pain during surgery. Many patients prefer to relax with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or IV sedation, and we will be happy to tailor a solution just for your needs.

Dr. Gill starts by removing any remaining teeth. He uses the information from your 3-D cone beam scan to place 4–6 implants near the front of your mouth where the bone is the strongest. Two of the implants are placed at an angle, which provides more contact with the bone and promotes faster healing.

Attaching Temporary Dentures

Next, Dr. Gill attaches connectors to the implants that secure temporary dentures in place. You will wear the temporaries while the implants heal and integrate with bone and tissue, which can take several months.

Implant Healing and Customizing Your Dentures

After your implants heal, we will customize the final set of dentures to complement your smile and attach them to the implants in your jaw. Only Dr. Gill can remove these dentures so they will feel natural, and you can be confident that they won't shift or move unexpectedly.

Are You a Candidate for All-on-4 Dentures?

If you are looking for tooth replacement options and haven't considered All-on-4 implant dentures, we would love to explain their benefits. 

Dr. Gill would be happy to meet with you to answer your questions, explain what's involved, and determine if you are a good candidate for All-on-4 implant-supported dentures. If you are not, we can also customize beautiful traditional dentures customized to fit comfortably and enhance your smile.