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Iowa Dental Group

All-on-Four® Dental Implants in Des Moines, IA

Dentistry Built on Relationships, Honesty, and Trust

Des Moines' Premiere Choice for All-on-Four®

Dentists have numerous ways to improve the look of a patient’s mouth. With new advancements in technology and innovative procedures, it is easier than ever for a patient to get the smile they have always dreamed of. All-on-four ® is a revolutionary product that allows dentists to permanently install a full set of dentures into a patient’s mouth. That’s right: permanent. That means that patients no longer have to take their dentures out to clean and sanitize them. They no longer have to worry about breaking them or losing them. Once they are installed using All-on-Four ® , they’ll function similar to natural teeth.

Contact Iowa Dental Group, located in Des Moines, for more information about our awarding winning Cosmetic Dentistry options including All-on-Four ® Dental Implants Call us at  (515) 277-6358 Today.

If you are considering upgrading your dentures from traditional removable dentures to All-on-Four ® denture systems, contact our dental office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to walk you through the consultation process and ensure you have all the information you need to make a decision about whether or not the All-on-Four ® system is right for you.

How Does All-on-Four® Work?

This revolutionary product allows dentists to permanently attach a set of dentures to a patient’s gums using dental implants. The system is designed to use 4 dental implants, to be exact, to hold dentures in place. Dental implants require some time to prepare and place, and sometimes patients need to undergo additional procedures, such as bone grafting, to prepare for the implants to be set.

Dental implants consist of three main parts:

  • The “root”: a titanium rod that is surgically placed into the jawbone to prepare to receive the new dentures. This part of the process can take several weeks to integrate before moving on to the next step in the treatment.
  • Abutment: the part of the implant that will hold the dentures in place
  • False teeth: in this case, it is a denture plate, but in other instances, crowns are used to replace missing teeth.

Once the implants are placed and have healed, the dentures can be affixed to the implants and voila! Patients have a brand new set of teeth that are solid and secure.

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Customized Implant Solutions for Your Needs

We take great pride in our ability to assess and determine the best course of action for treatment related to our patient’s needs. While other dentists might rush to conclusions and assume that All-on-Four ® is the right solution for anyone who wants permanent dentures, we take the time to ensure they are the appropriate solution for your particular needs. Our dental practice spends a great deal of time discussing your options and ensuring you understand your choices. We never force a treatment on any patient and know that some patients might want some additional time to make a decision that will impact the rest of their lives. We’ll work with you to ensure you are comfortable during every step of the treatment process.

What Else Should You Know?

Most adults have 14 adult teeth. When you consider having All-on-Four ® implants and denture systems used, you will only have 4-8 “roots” to maintain the integrity of your jawbone and gums. That’s why we often install more than just 4 “roots” when using this system. However, depending on the size of your mouth and the density of the bone in your jaw, four rods may be enough to sustain our new set of dentures. But don’t worry: it’s our job to determine the risks and discuss them with you before we ever begin any procedure or treatment with you.

As we age, our jawbones naturally start to erode or disappear. When you have dentures, this can happen much faster because there are no roots for the jawbone to hold on to, and as a result, it loses much-needed nutrients that would have been supplying important minerals to the teeth. Some people may begin to see receding gums, increased risk of gum disease, and even changes in the shapes of their mouth as their bone loss continues. We can determine how much bone is present and if a graft is necessary to pursue further treatments and mouth reconstruction.

Why Would Patients Need a Bone Graft?

In some cases, patients who have had traditional dentures for some time might have experience bone loss as a result of missing teeth. Over time, if jawbones don’t have any teeth to support, essential nutrients and minerals can be lost through the gums which can cause the bone to erode and disappear. This doesn’t mean that patients aren’t eligible for implants or All-on-Four ® treatments, it simply means that additional work needs to be done to prepare for the implants and permanent dentures. A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which donor bone, or the patient’s own bone, is placed and grafted to the existing bone. It can take some time for the bone to connect and become part of your jaw bone, so you’ll continue to wear your dentures or other special dentures we give you, in the meantime. Once the bone has healed, the implant process can begin. In most cases, bone grafting works for patients and is an ideal way to prepare for implants and All-on-Four ® treatments.

How Many Implants are Needed?

The treatment is called All-on-Four ® , but some dentists may choose to use more than four titanium posts in order to hold the dentures in place. The minimum is four implants in the top jaw and four implants in the bottom jaw. Two of the posts are angled to catch the dentures and  hold them in place, while the other two posts act as guides to position the dentures correctly. Once installed, you won’t even know there are posts in your gums. Once the titanium rods have been installed, it’s easy to set the dentures in place. We’ll determine the number of titanium rods you will need based on your mouth size and suitability for the treatment.

Iowa Dental Group

You place a lot of trust in your dentist, and we will always be honest with you. This philosophy of educating our patients has been the hallmark of why we have been successful for over 30 years.

Our Promise

We have always prided ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee. One that the patient is willing to pay with gratitude and we are willing to accept with gratitude. Our patients are satisfied when treatment is completed or we will continue to strive to meet our own high expectations.

Our Award Winning Services

Patients will be educated on the type of dentistry they need and will never feel pressured or receive any sales pitch to have treatment.

You will always know the fee before treatment is performed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Restorative Care

Dental Implants

Dental Bridges

Root Canal Therapy

Dentures

Children's Dentistry

Periodontal Care

Dental Emergencies

Family Dentistry

Night Guards

Snoring Appliances

Extractions

Actual Patient Reviews

We have so many terrific reviews it's impossible for us to list them all! Thanks for supporting Iowa Dental Group with your gratitude.

Dr. Bob always goes the extra mile. He consistently demonstrates that his primary concern is for the patient and their well being!read more
Mary Terry
Mary Terry
14:36 27 Apr 17
Dr. Bob and Dr. Brett are great! Always willing to listen and ready to get my problems solved.
Doug Messenger
Doug Messenger
20:28 16 May 17
I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Margeas for a small cosmetic issue with a tooth from a recommendation from my current Dentist. I have heard from many people (including my own dentist) that he was the best in cosmetic dentistry any where in the mid-west. My consultation was this morning. He was totally upfront about what he thinks the best route is for me and my teeth. I felt totally comfortable with his recommendations and confident in his abilities. I've been to an other dentist about this same issue years ago and it didn't feel right. Now that I've had the consultation with Dr. Margeas, I'm excited to finally move forward with fixing it. Every staff member was very welcoming and pleasant. It was a really nice place to be with a great energy there. If I didn't like my normal dentist so much, I'd absolutely become a regular there! Maybe I'll pop in for an extra cleaning or something. I'm happy to have found Dr. Margeas and his staff to help me correct my cosmetic issue. I highly recommend this business!read more
Brittany Reed
Brittany Reed
21:45 06 Feb 17
I was a bit worried going from my family dentist of over 12 years to a new provider, but they made me feel right at home immediately. Everyone was so friendly and wonderful. Already looking forward to going back in 6 months. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!read more
Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey
01:09 22 Jul 16
Had my first appointment with Dr. Margeas and his operation is absolutely first class. All of his staff were wonderful, I was in and out in a short amount of time and felt very satisfied. I'm so thankful to have been recommended to try out Iowa Dental Group and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!read more
David Kinsley
David Kinsley
14:55 12 Aug 16
Competent, professional service! If you need dental work, this is the place to be👍😊
VeeAnn Cartwright
VeeAnn Cartwright
21:43 15 Aug 17
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt me and my teeth were in great hands. The whole team is so kind, and my dentist was fantastic. I originally went in wanting veneers, keep in mind I am overly critical of my smile and teeth, and it was all I knew. My dentist educated me that he did not think veneers were the best choice for me, and gave me a much better option which costed about 6 times less than what veneers would have. He is a great dentist because he won't just do what makes him the most money, he does what is best for the patient. I just got done with my appointment and I could not be more overjoyed with my results. Thank you Iowa Dental Group team!:)read more
Caitlin Verette
Caitlin Verette
16:36 25 Sep 17
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience! The entire staff was very welcoming and Dr. Margeas was fantastic to work with! We learned so much from him and he made us feel comfortable with all the options.read more
Nicole Ritland
Nicole Ritland
23:58 06 Dec 17
First and foremost, Dr Margeas is world renowned in the field of dentistry. He is considered one of the premier educators with practical application for clinicians everywhere. As a teacher he practices what he preaches by taking the most conservative approach for the patient with long term application and not for short term gain. Today I expected to have a crown done on tooth 30 which is perfectly acceptable to most clinicians. However, Dr Margeas was able to take the conservative approach without compromise of the tooth and provided a composite solution which should last a long time, holding off the need of a crown. Again the crown would have been acceptable. The staff, Dr Margeas, the complete experience is why he is one of the best globally and most caring dentist I have been associated.read more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
21:54 12 Feb 18
Dr. Margeas is amazing in so many ways. First of all—he is brilliant! His knowledge in the field of dentistry cannot be matched. And he is articulate. He can communicate with his patients at any level. But more than that, he is a sincere person who really cares about the world and the people in it—he is genuine in his concern for each patient and is really interested in each of their lives. The entire team at IDG is always so positive and makes the visit a comfortable and pleasant experience. Thank you, Dr. Margeas!read more
Carol Dahlstrom
Carol Dahlstrom
00:51 13 Feb 18
Dr Margeas is one of the best dentists I have ever worked with. His ability with implants and cosmetic dentistry is world class. Not only the best of the best dentists but also an outstanding human being, I have known him for over 12 years and highly look up to him, in both work related business and everyday liferead more
Freddy Char
Freddy Char
23:53 14 Feb 18
On behalf of my wife this review: Dr Margeas along with his assistant Jana, are the two most incredible people and team I have ever worked with. My case was very extensive to include five crowns and ten veneers. Never in my life have I been able to bite like I can now. My teeth fit perfectly. The esthetics they achieved with the lab are completely natural looking. Dr. Margeas is a world renowned dentist, who by his demeanor, you would never know. Humble, kind and gracious don't even explain him or his skills. Forever, I am indebted to his team for the incredible work that he did on my case. Know with absolute confidence that Dr. Margeas and Jana will treat you with the best care possible with results exceeding expectations.read more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
12:51 12 Jun 18

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Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

Iowa Dental Group

1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358


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We have over 100 years of combined experience in our office and look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding your overall oral health.

Iowa Dental Group proudly serves the following areas.

Office Hours
Monday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed