All on 4 Dental Implants


All on 4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 is an implant procedure if you are looking for a solution to a fixed restoration of your teeth. This procedure uses four unique dental implants to secure and support the appliance. These four implants can support an entire arch, either your upper or lower jaw full of teeth. The All-on-4 option offers a highly successful alternative if you currently have dentures and are not happy with their performance.

Even if you have been denied dental implant procedures in the past due to jawbone loss you may be able to have your smile restored with this All-on-4 solution. In fact, not only bone loss issues, but nearly all denture patients and patients who can no longer have crown and bridgework for restorations can now look to the All-on-4 treatment to have a complete and permanent smile.

Patience is a virtue. Every single member of our staff believes this. We pride ourselves in working with all members of the family, from infant to teenager to mom and dad to grandparents. We cherish watching a patient grow and mature and remain a Cherrydale patient. If you have any questions at all regarding this unique restorative solution, simply call Cherrydale Family Dental at 703-243-8288. You can find us at 4399 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA, 22312.



How All on 4 Dental Implants Work

Prior to the development of All-on-4 implants, if you wanted a dental implant you underwent almost a year of treatment. We would extract the teeth, allow six months for healing and denture wearing, placing bone grafting and then more healing, placing the implants, six more months of healing time with more denture wearing and then finally placing the new crown on the secured implant. Now, with this new All-on-4 technique, the entire process, from extraction to implant placement to your artificial teeth, is possible in just one day.

In the past, if you wanted to replace a denture with a full arch it took six to ten implants to properly support all the teeth and offer enough strength and stability. Now, by simply using the laws of physics and stronger materials, when the implants are placed at angles, their strength is increased and therefore fewer implants are required. Two anterior implants are placed upright, and two posterior implants are placed at a 45-degree angle. The special placement of these implants is the reason how the All-on-4 can be placed without requiring any bone grafting due to jawbone atrophy. Eliminating those additional implants also saves thousands of dollars.

The dense bone that remains in the front of your jaw offers an ideal place for the implants. By then placing the two rear implants at an angle helps both avoid the sinus cavity and the nerve canal. When finished you can have new teeth that do not need to be removed, like dentures. With only four implants, the procedure also reduces the level of discomfort. A prototype bridge is placed on the implants and can be used like normal teeth until your permanent bridge is fabricated in the dental lab and permanently placed.

The All on 4 Materials

The All-on-4 immediate implant is made from multiple components. Because titanium has been scientifically proven to be able to graft with the human bone, the implant posts are made from titanium. The implant fixtures are designed to act as the roots of your natural teeth and the titanium composition allows for the bone to fuse and attach to the post. There will be an abutment or extension added to reach the surface of the gum and then the final restorative bridge is placed on the four extensions.

All on Four Aftercare

Research has proven that by placing the implants immediately after a tooth extraction the outcomes of the procedure will be improved. We have seen patients that can resume a normal diet in just six weeks after the implants are placed. The more closely you follow our after-care instructions, the better your results you will be.

In the days and weeks following your more invasive appointments, eating softer foods will keep you more comfortable. With the progression of the healing process, you can gradually introduce harder and more abrasive foods. Once we have completed your All-on-4 procedure, and you are totally healed, you will still need to take care of your teeth and your jaw to keep your overall health strong.

All on Four Costs

Costs for each procedure will vary depending on how long the procedure takes, what materials the procedure requires, how many visits the procedure requires, and the amount of work we are required to do. Dental insurance may cover some of the costs as they are preventative in leading to improved overall dental health and long-term benefits. If you do not have dental insurance coverage or are questioning payment options, we do offer Care Credit. Your budget’s health is just as important as your mouth’s health.

All on Four Dental Implants Benefits

The staff at Cherrydale Family Dental is performing this procedure on patients who at one time were restricted to dentures and could not have the option of dental implants. With the technology advancements they now can enjoy the multiple benefits of All on 4:

  • Having a complete and attractive smile
  • Having an affordable solution to their missing teeth
  • To now experience the ease of dental implants despite having jawbone loss
  • To reduce the risk of future bone loss due to those artificial roots
  • Walking out of our clinic with a prototype immediately fixed in place
  • To no longer struggle with the frustration of dentures
  • By placing the implants in one visit it reduces the length of the treatment
  • Will allow you to never have to wear dentures again
  • The procedure will reduce your recovery time
  • The reduction in the implant cost over single tooth or bridge implant
  • It allows for easy maintenance just like your natural teeth
  • Gives you the ability to eat any kind of food
  • You will experience long term results
  • They will restore a younger appearance without any facial sagging from missing teeth
  • You will experience an increase in your self-confidence
  • By improving your smile, you will experience an overall improved quality of life

While the All-on-4 solution offers terrific benefits, the only really drawback is the fact that fourteen teeth and their roots have been replaced with just four.


Quality Dental Care for ALL Family Members

At Cherrydale Family Dental, 4399 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA, we strive to build trusting and lasting relationships with our patients. We see more than just teeth or gums and a smile when you enter our office. We see a patient that has become a friend. We want to help maintain good oral health to the best of your ability. We always look forward to seeing you and discussing what is best for you and your smile. Please contact us at 703-243-8288 to discuss All on 4 Dental Implants to improve your quality of life.


Modern dentistry techniques, affordable prices and financial options make it easier than ever for you to have a bright and healthy smile. We are currently accepting new patients and we would love to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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