All-on-4 Treatment Concept

The Best of Both Worlds: All-on-4 Dental Implants also known as an Implant Retained Deture

All-on-4 Dental Implants, also known as an implant retained denture, gives you the look and feel of natural teeth with the stability of fixed implants.

Ordinary dentures sit on top of your gums, without stimulating bone growth. They can slip and cause sores and discomfort. All-on-4 dental implants are not only securely fixed, but there’s no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating is more comfortable and food tastes better.

The ‘sunken look’, that happens when teeth are lost, is due to the loss of bone in the jaw. When dental implants are put into place, to anchor your dentures, bone begins to grow around the implant. This process is called osseointegration.

Osseointegration not only keeps your implants secure, but it also fills out the part of the jaw that would have ‘sunken’ without support of the bone.
All-on-4s combine the security of Dental Implants with the cost effectiveness of Dentures.

All-on-4 Dental Implants require four implants to secure the bottom arch and four implants for the top arch. The total cost includes the cost of the implants, the dentures, plus any additional procedures that may need to be done, such as x-rays or tooth extraction. Costs also vary according to where the implant is done (they’re usually more expensive in large cities).

Replacing a complete set of teeth with Dental Implants may be an option for some patients, but not for all patients, and are not as cost effective as All-on-4s.

The All-on-4s Procedure


All-on-4s can be placed on the top arch, the bottom arch or both. Four implants are placed in the arch and the dentures secured to the implants.

When the implant is put into place, the body begins the process of osseointegration. This process takes a few weeks, but you will not be without teeth. A temporary set of dentures will be made for you to wear until the implants are fully integrated.

When the dental implants are secure, your permanent dentures will be put into place. Dr. Majer and her team will be with you during every phase of the procedure.


The Advantage of All-on-4s 

All-on-4s have many advantages over traditional Dentures:



Anchored in place by Dental Implants

Slip and slide; can cause sores on gums

Feel like natural teeth

Can feel awkward, especially upper denture plate that covers palate

No adhesive needed

Adhesive needed

Implants stimulate bone growth

Bone loss, leading to sunken facial features

Able to eat and drink, as with natural teeth

Can interfere with proper chewing, taste and speech, especially if not fitted properly

Care is the  same as for natural teeth

Must be removed for care

Can last a lifetime, with proper care

May need to be redone because of change in jaw structure

No special cleaners needed

Cost of cleaners and adhesives add to cost of dentures, especially over time