From a single tooth implant to the All-on-4 Implant Solution our team has the experience to make your dream smile a reality. Dr. Lambert lectures around the country for one of the world’s largest implant companies, Nobel Biocare. As a leader in innovative new smile designs, Dr. Vander Baan, Dr. Lambert and our team will streamline your dental implant experience.
The All-On-4 Implant Solution by Nobel Biocare will change your life dramatically. Are you tired of years of failing dentistry? Have you lost the ability to smile and eat the foods you used to enjoy? Our experienced team will give you the hope of a beautiful smile that you will be proud of.
Remarkably, a full set of beautiful teeth can be connected by tiny screws to four titanium implants. That’s right, four implants on the top arch and four on the bottom arch are all that is needed to have a complete set of beautiful teeth.
All On-4-Implant Solutions
Would you like a more permanent tooth replacement option than dentures can provide? Dr. Vander Baan and Dr. Lambert, your Grand Rapids, MI dentists, share information on All-on-4, an innovative option that offers long-lasting results.
What is All-on-4?
If you currently wear dentures or are contemplating getting them, you know they have several drawbacks. Dentures must be relined and replaced periodically to ensure a proper fit. If they fit poorly, they tend to irritate your gums, making chewing painful.
The All-on-4 system uses four dental implants to anchor an upper or lower arch of artificial teeth. If you are replacing both your upper or lower teeth, you'll need a total of eight implants. Because your new implants bond to your jawbone, they provide a strong foundation for your new teeth. Unlike removable dentures, your new teeth will be permanently attached to the implants. With All-on-4 implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slipping or gum pain.
How do I receive the implants?
Dental implants require a minor surgical procedure that is performed in your dentist's office. During the procedure, your dentist makes four small holes in your jawbone per arch and places a titanium implant inside each opening. The implants takes the place of teeth roots and gradually fuse to your jawbone in a process that takes about six months. You'll leave the office with a set of temporary teeth and return for your permanent replacement teeth once your Pittsburgh dentist is satisfied that your implants have fully bonded to your jawbone.
What are the advantages of implant-supported dentures?
In addition to increased comfort, All-on-4 offers several other important benefits, including:
- Strength: Tooth loss can lead to bone loss in your jaw because your tooth roots no longer stimulate the jawbone. Because implants replace roots, they help keep your jawbones strong.
- Easy cleaning: Since your new teeth are permanently attached to your All-on-4 implants, you'll brush them just as you did your natural teeth and floss around the implants.
- Improved ability to bite: Dentures typically reduce your ability to bite into carrots, nuts and other hard foods. With All-on-4, eating is easier because your artificial teeth are supported by your implants.
- All-on-4 offers an excellent way to replace your missing teeth.