All on Four Dental Implants in Raleigh

A new breakthrough in dental implant treatments has revolutionized smile transformations. If the majority of your natural teeth are missing, cracked, chipped, decayed, or damaged then perhaps you may want to look into All-on-Four. This procedure allows patients to have a completely revamped smile incredibly quickly, also known as, “teeth in a day.” This is a much less invasive, much less costly, and a much quicker procedure in comparison to full mouth dental implants. This is a highly recommended treatment option for those patients who are already wearing dentures and are looking for a more permanent solution. 

Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from tooth-loss, and for many years the only option for these patients were dentures. Now, a revolutionary surgical procedure has advanced and allows patients to have a more permanent solution for replacing missing teeth

Dental implants have been around for many years, but many patients shy away from this procedure as it is lengthy, and sometimes tedious for the patient and the dentist. Now, All-on-Four is challenging this procedure by executing the dental implant treatment in a more modern and advanced fashion.

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Renaissance Dental Center is located in Raleigh, NC but graciously provide comprehensive Dental Services to all surrounding areas including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Garner.

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Drs. Abernethy, Sonner & Wells share a joined passion for only the highest quality of dentistry on your journey towards optimal oral health.

A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option on the market that is permanent. This restoration is a three-piece combo that starts off with a titanium post that is inserted into the patient’s jaw bone. This post is used to mimic the strength of a tooth root. Titanium is the best material to use as it is the only one that fuses together with human bone. Therefore, the jaw bone will regain its strength when this piece is surgically placed. Next, an abutment and a dental crown are placed on top of the post as the final steps of the treatment. This is the most aesthetically pleasing and permanent way to replace a missing or newly extracted tooth.

AO4 vs Traditional Implants

Traditional procedures of dental implants (when replacing one tooth), including the positioning of the implant to be vertical into the jaw bone. Just like a tooth root, it is inserted parallel to its neighboring teeth. 

The All-on-Four procedure still places the dental implants in a parallel fashion, however, because of where they are placed in the jawbone, this specific placement allows the denture to be supported properly from both lateral and vertical chewing forces. 

Am I a Candidate?

Patients who are already denture users may benefit from this treatment option the most. This ensures that the patient already has teeth missing on one arch (top or bottom). If most of your teeth are worn down, aged, cracked, loose due to bone loss, chipped, broken, or simply damaged, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. 

Not every patient is a candidate for this treatment. Like most aesthetic procedures, a healthy smile is imperative. If a grave section of your jaw bone has already deteriorated due to lack of tooth replacement, you may need a bone graft procedure prior to this treatment. While most patients with terminal periodontitis (gum) disease can get this type of treatment, a strong (enough) jaw bone is still needed to withstand the implant and tooth replacement options. 

If you have the above, and you’re looking to fully restore the aesthetics of your smile, talk to your dentist about All-on-Four.

All on Four Implant Benefits

  • Immediate results: Full transformation can be done in just one appointment 
  • Prevents deterioration: The procedure will strengthen the jaw bone by evenly distributing bite force among the arch of the full restoration.  Therefore, preventing jaw bone deterioration
  • Less invasive: Allows the dental professional to use only four implants as opposed to the traditional 8-12 usually used per arch
  • No diet restrictions: this will restore your ability to eat whatever foods you want without fear of them falling or slipping out like dentures
  • Minimal recovery time: Unlike a full dental implant reconstruction, four implants can heal much faster than 8-12
  • Maintenance: Eliminates the need to clean anything but your denture and implant posts. 

Choose All on Four

If you are still on the fence about getting the All-on-Four dental implant procedure, talk to your dental professional about your options. A full consultation is needed to ensure you are a candidate for this procedure. It is not recommended for patients who only have a few missing teeth as it would require the removal of all teeth on the necessary arch. 

If you are a denture user and you are tired of the upkeep needed to ensure your teeth are well-maintained, All-on-Four may be the perfect upgrade for you. Be sure to speak with your dental professional about how this treatment option could benefit your smile. If your jaw bone is strong enough to withstand four dental implants, take the leap into this revolutionary procedure. 

It’s time to boost your self-confidence and overall quality of life by leaving the traditional denture life behind. Renew your smile with the benefits of All-on-Four dental implants.  


Anna Abernethy, DDS

Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.

Jill Sonner, DDS

Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.

Anita Jones Wells, DDS

Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.


General Dentistry

We each enjoy doing a broad range of procedures. This allows us to provide many services in-house rather than referring patients out as much as possible. From simple tooth colored fillings to surgical procedures, we enjoy offering a range of options for our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have all devoted many hours to advanced training under the direction of Frank Spear who is world renowned for cosmetic repair of the most worn or severely damaged teeth. We appreciate the impact a beautiful attractive smile has on one’s self confidence and can deliver remarkable cosmetic results for people needing a various degrees of smile design.

Dental Implants

We have each received our implant fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association under the direction of Oral Surgeon Dr. Garg and have been placing dental implants since 2005. Implants are a rehabilitative option for patients needing to replace missing teeth or anchor dentures.

Dental Grafting

We offer a minimally invasive alternative option for covering exposed roots caused by recession that does not involve extensive roof of the mouth grafting, called the Gumdrop Technique.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can be often overwhelming due to phobia, and needed appointments to the dental office are often delayed or even avoided entirely. Our office offers multiple levels of sedation to make sure you're visiting as often as suggested.

Dental Crowns

Your smile may become damaged, decayed, or need cosmetic repair and jeopardizing your oral health. Dental crowns are the perfect solution for such patients. Restore your teeth back to a beautiful and healthy shine.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes aspects of your teeth cannot be changed as easily. In these cases, to get the healthy cosmetic smile you're looking for porcelain veneers are the perfect solution.


We have been using digital impressions and 3D printing since 2010. This technique allows us to eliminate many steps that commonly amount to error. Computer aided design allows us to make and deliver restorations in the same visit preventing additional appointments and taking advantage of the patient being numbed only one time.

Teeth Whitening

In today’s world, white teeth are the norm and if yours are yellow or discolored it affects your self confidence. Something as simple as whitening can drastically change your appeal. In the past most of the whitening options caused tooth sensitivity. We offer an array of choices that are tailored to avoid sensitivity while giving you the best outcome.

Laser Therapies

We all hate those dreadful fever blisters. Did you know if you laser them when you feel that very first tingle they won’t erupt? Suffer no more from unsightly sores, we offer this as quick and painless option.