Dental Implants in Maplewood, MN

Dental Implants in Maplewood, MN
Posted on 02/04/2022

Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Not only do they perfectly imitate the appearance of a natural tooth, but they also stimulate the jaw bone in the same way a rooted tooth would, strengthening the jaw and gum tissue against atrophy. Maplewood Dental Associates is excited to introduce our patients in Maplewood, MN to All on 4 Dental Implants, the best system for replacing all of the natural teeth on the top, bottom, or both.

What are All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 Implants are able to support an entire arch of replacement teeth, on either the top or the bottom, with just 4 implants, making them the best solution for replacing any damaged or missing teeth, or as an alternative to dentures.

How All-on-4 Works

The effect is achieved by implanting 4 titanium screws in strategic locations in the jawbone and using them as the foundation for the arch of new teeth. The new teeth are all connected to a single base, making them a solid piece, like dentures, but unlike dentures, they will not cause bone atrophy. Dental implants resist bone atrophy by stimulating the jawbone like natural rooted teeth do, and helping it maintain its integrity as it supports your dental restoration.

What are They Made of?

While the actual implant screws are made of medical-grade, extremely body-safe titanium, the upper part of the All-on-4 system, the part that mimics your natural teeth, can be made of a couple of different materials, at different price points.

Composite or Acrylic Implants

The basic All-on-4 dental appliance is made of composite or acrylic. These materials look very natural and feel like real teeth, and of course, they are custom-molded to fit your mouth. This is the more economical option.

Porcelain Implants

More popular are the porcelain implants. Porcelain replacement teeth are identical to natural teeth and feel exactly the same. An appliance made of porcelain will far outlast acrylic or composite models. It comes at a higher price, but the difference in quality is well worth the extra cost.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If dental implants sound like the solution for you, request an appointment with Maplewood Dental Associates! Contact us any time if you have questions, and explore the many different treatments we have available for patients at our Maplewood, MN office. We can’t wait to meet you!

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