Dr. Kathleen Mullaney • DDS • FAGD

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Implant Retained Dentures (ALL-ON-4)

All-on-4 Dentures

Traditional removable dentures are one of the most common ways to address most or all missing teeth; however, many patients who use these types of dentures experience discomfort and frustrating limitations. At Dr. Mullaney’s office, we offer a state-of-the-art alternative called All-on-4. This technique can provide greater comfort, stability, and freedom than traditional dentures without the cost of a full set of dental implants.

What Is ALL-ON-4™?

All-on-4 is a type of implant denture that is used to replace missing teeth on the upper or lower arch. This device, sometimes called an implant-supported denture or an implant-anchored denture, utilizes four dental implants secured by a denture appliance, providing a snug, comfortable fit and typically excellent results. If you are not a candidate for a full set of dental implants due to insufficient jawbone density, All-on-4 may still be an option for you.

Some of the benefits of All-On-4 Dentures:

  • Exceptional security and stability without “slippage”
  • Reduced gum irritation
  • No messy pastes, gels, or other types of adhesives
  • Ability to chew and speak with ease and comfort
  • Retention of jawbone density
  • Beautiful results and easy maintenance

ALL-ON-4™ vs. Traditional Dentures

All-on-4 implant dentures are popularly thought of as a more secure and natural-looking upgrade from removable dentures. The use of implants to hold a prosthesis in often allows patients to feel more confident when eating, drinking, or speaking, not to mention introduces the ability to enjoy tougher foods due to no “gum slippage.” In addition to All-on-4 anchored dentures often making daily life more convenient, this technique can also be beneficial to a patient’s oral health. While removable dentures can present the appearance of a full smile, they do not stimulate the bone tissue as a natural tooth root would. Consequently, dentures alone typically cannot prevent bone erosion caused by missing teeth. In contrast, the implants utilized by All-on-4 are designed to mimic the function of a tooth root while replicating the tooth body, effectively restoring both form and function.

ALL-ON-4™ vs. Full Mouth Restoration

When using dental implants to recover a dental arch, patients generally have two options: full mouth restoration with a full set of dental implants, or using All-on-4 to secure a custom-made denture with four to six implants. Generally speaking, patients with less bone volume may be better suited for All-on-4 since the technique does not require as much jawbone support as numerous implants placed consecutively. However, full mouth restoration with single implants can also have its own advantages, such as not having to wear a denture and enhanced bone stimulation. The best approach for you will depend on your needs, Dr. Mullaney will discuss your goals with you to formulate an ideal treatment plan.

Deal of the Day

* Includes necessary X-rays, Velscope Oral Cancer Screening and periodontal examination
(New Patients Only, excludes cleaning. Not billable to insurance)

Trusted in the Community

Had my first visit to Dr. Mullaney’s office this month since the pandemic and the experience was gold standard. The safety processes and clean office environment were impeccable. Dr. Mullaney and staff were, as usual, amazing. Every step was explained, the protective garments worn by staff were the best I have experienced. It was a safe and positive visit and I recommend making an appointment!!

I am a new patient. After my first dentist appointment with Dr. Mullaney, I left feeling very informed and in control of ultimately making decisions about the care and treatment I receive. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I love that they participate in helping veterans through The Freedom Day USA program. They are committed to providing a very clean and friendly atmosphere. In addition this practice goes out of its way to bring comfort and the latest in dentistry to all their patients.

I never thought that a person could enjoy going to the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Mullaney. Her attractive and serene office and Dr. Mullaney and her competent and friendly staff make every visit a pleasure. They have a gift for making each experience smooth and efficient, with meticulous attention to the patient’s needs and comfort. On a scale of 1 to 10 this practice is a 15!

Dr. Mullaney and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very professional, personable and greet you by name when you walk in the door. Dr. Mullaney is very talented and really has perfected her craft. Even with a last-minute treatment change, she is unwavering in performing the highest quality treatment available. I am extremely grateful to you all for making my visit pleasant and even fun!