ALL-ON-4 IMPLANTS hill avenue dental dentist in spirit lake iowaFor those missing the majority of their teeth, All-On-4 implants is a great option. You can replace your entire smile with just four strategically placed dental implants. Hill Avenue Dental in Spirit Lake, Iowa, is excited to offer you a full dental restoration that will last for years and appear natural. 


What are All-On-4 Dental Implants?

A dental implant contains a surgically placed metal post in the patient’s gums. On top of the post is a dental crown. This procedure helps maintain the function of the jaw bone. An implant consists of three different pieces: the post, the abutment, and the crown. Over time, the tissue in your mouth molds around the post, securing it permanently in your jaw bone. Typically to replace a tooth, we recommend a dental implant. However, when replacing multiple teeth or even the majority of your teeth, a dental implant with a mental post for each tooth is excessive. A better option is All-On-4, a procedure where four dental implants and a full arch of prosthetic teeth will be used to restore your smile. The arch consists of artificial gums and teeth, customized to your desired shade and shape. 

Each prosthetic tooth is made of porcelain to help give your smile a natural appearance. The arch has four clamps on the top to secure it to each of the four dental implants. This creates a stable set of dentures in your mouth. As a plus, there is no need for dental glue to restore your beautiful smile. 


How Does this Implant Procedure Work?

When you come into Hill Avenue Dental for a consultation, Dr. Dotson or Dr. Hartzell will first assess the strength of your jaw bone, ensuring that it is strong enough to hold four dental implants and support the arch. The process for a dental implant is extensive, as it is considered a surgical procedure. Once each post is placed into the jaw bone, the mouth will need time to heal before receiving the rest of the implant. While healing, the arch will be created. Through digital technology the arch is created to get exact measurements to ensure a perfect fit in your mouth. The entire process lasts a few months, but once complete, you will have a completely new smile. 


What are the benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants?

  • Improve your confidence in your smile 
  • Restore your ability to eat and speak with ease 
  • No foods are limited in your diet with All-On-4 dental implants
  • Reduce oral complications associated with missing teeth
  • Easily practice good oral hygiene


If you are interested in All-On-4 dental implants to drastically change the appearance of your smile, please visit Hill Avenue Dental in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Dr. Dotson and Dr. Hartzell are eager to serve you and answer all of your questions. We know the value a straight, white smile holds, and we can’t wait to help you achieve it.