Smiling mature man brushing teeth after All-on-4 dental implant placement

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Patients with missing teeth can experience a host of benefits with dental implants, but not all patients qualify for traditional implants.

Using the All-on-4® method, patients who would otherwise need bone grafting may qualify for dental implants right away.

Dr. David J. Tasch and Dr. Mike Meek in Austin, TX, can perform this advanced dental implant procedure to make you smile again.

What Is the All-on-4 Method?

The All-on-4 method uses four strategically placed dental implants to maximize available support from the jawbone. Like traditional implants, implants placed using the All-on-4 method can stop and prevent further bone recession after tooth loss. Once the implants have integrated with the jaw, they provide a permanent foundation for a fixed denture. 

All-on-4® Implants Offer Unmatched Stability

All-on-4 implants provide a number of advantages over traditional dentures. Using four, five, or six dental implants to support a custom denture, our dentists can use this method to restore an entire dental arch. Address widespread tooth loss with a dental implant-supported denture from 38th Street Dental.

Real All-on-4 Results

At our Austin practice, we understand that seeing is believing. Take a look at one of our featured cases below to view the results for yourself:

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Before All-on-4 Treatment
patient with all-on-4 supported dentures
After All-on-4 Treatment
Our dentists replaced all of her teeth on both the upper and lower dental arches with All-on-4 implant-supported dentures. If you have been suffering from tooth loss and feeling like your smile is hopeless, we have good news: Our compassionate dentists can help you experience the many life-changing benefits of a completely restored smile using All-on-4 and other advanced restorative dentistry solutions.

Don't Suffer With Missing Teeth Schedule a consultation at our Austin dentistry practice today!

Have you looked into dental implants only to wind up feeling discouraged because you were told you would need extensive preparatory work? The All-on-4 method allows more people than ever to take advantage of the amazing benefits that dental implants provide, and we are here to help. Dr. David J. Tasch and Dr. Mike Meek have been in practice since 1997, and have helped many patients start a new chapter of health and confidence in their lives through dental implant treatment. Contact us online today to see if you qualify for this amazing restorative treatment, or call us at:

Drs. David J. Tasch and Dr. Mike Meek

What Austin, TX, Says About 38th Street Dental


Ashley Bush


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The whole experience was pain free and all of my questions were answered. If you have dentist anxiety this is the place for you, trust me! :)

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Barbara White


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Always a five-star.  I've been seeing Dr. Meek for years and he, as well as his office staff, are excellent.

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Financing Available

At 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, we offer CareCredit® financing to help make your All-on-4 treatment more affordable. Call us today to learn more about financing your dental treatment with little or no interest.

Qualifying for All-on-4 Treatment

Good candidates for All-on-4 are:

In Good General Health

To qualify for All-on-4 treatment, you should be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Diabetic patients will need to have stabilized glucose levels. Smokers will need to cease smoking since smoking has been linked to an increased risk of implant failure.

Committed to Good Oral Health

Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical to your oral health. It is important to practice good oral hygiene after receiving dental implants and your denture to not only keep your mouth healthy, but also maintain your beautiful new smile for years to come.

Seeking a Faster Track to Full-Arch Restoration

If you have spoken to a dentist about dental implant-supported dentures only to be told that you will need bone grafting and several months of healing time first, All-on-4 can provide you with a faster solution. Plus, All-on-4 implants can support a denture right away.

More High Praise for Our Austin, TX, Practice


Francisco Rodriguez


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I have to say that the entire office staff is very friendly and professional and that the phrase “I hate to go to the dentist” doesn’t apply here.

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M. Manley


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Everyone at 38th Street is so professional and kind. They always listen to my concerns, and give me the BEST treatment plan, that I can afford.

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We Perform Advanced Dental Implantology While Keeping You at Ease

We understand that dental phobia may cause certain patients to avoid getting the treatment they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile — especially when there’s surgery involved. Fortunately, we offer sedation dentistry to keep our patients at ease every step of the way. Our sedation options — including oral sedation and nitrous oxide — can be ideal for those who are anxious to visit the dentist or undergoing several dental procedures. 

For more information about how sedation dentistry can fit into your personalized treatment plan for getting All-on-4 dental implants, reach out to our Austin, TX, practice today.

What to Expect During Your All-on-4 Treatment

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with your dentist. He will examine your mouth and overall health to determine if you are a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. X-rays and a 3D CT scan are performed to get a complete picture of your mouth and jaw for optimal placement of your dental implants.


Before your surgical procedure begins, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your mouth so you do not feel any pain. If you require a higher level of comfort or you suffer from dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide.

Dental Implant Placement

Once you are properly numbed, the surgeon will place four dental implants directly into the jawbone along the upper or lower arch. 

Denture Placement

Once the implants and abutments are in place, your dentist will secure your dentures to the dental implants using tiny screws. Your dentures will remain in place at all times except for routine exams and cleanings by your dentist.


During the recovery period, your implants will fuse to the jawbone. This typically takes about three to six months. You won't be able to go back to eating hard, crunchy, or tough foods right away. You will start with liquids and very soft food, reintroduce more solid food after a few weeks, and then eventually regain the ability to chew any foods you want.

A Complete, Functioning Smile With Dental Implants

Four dental implants were used to replace the entire upper arch for this patient. The implants were placed by a trusted, board-certified surgeon using placement technology. Our Austin practice fabricated the healing appliance and final denture to create a gorgeous, functioning smile. 

Need Help During Your Recovery?  Contact Our Austin Practice Anytime!

Although rare, if you experience significant pain during recovery that cannot be managed at home, please call our Austin, TX, dental practice immediately. We will get you in as soon as possible to evaluate your healing and determine if there is an urgent problem.

Our office is also happy to answer questions about the All-on-4 process before and after your treatment. Don't hesitate to contact us after your surgery with concerns or questions. We are always happy to help.

Contact our Austin, TX, practice today to get your All-on-4 treatment started. 

The 38th Street Dental Team

What Patients Have to Say About Our Top-Notch Care


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Can’t say enough about this practice … they are definitely top notch!  And pricing is very reasonable as well. Thanks!

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Donna Baldinelli


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Dr. Meek is fantastic as are all of the other staff!! I received wonderful care and attention throughout my visit. 5++stars

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Our dental team will provide you with the instructions you need to properly care for your new smile.

All-on-4 FAQs

How Long Do All-on-4 Implants Last?

With proper care, your dentures can last around ten years, but your dental implants can last a lifetime. Maintaining good oral hygiene is the best way to extend the lifespan of your implants and restoration.

Can I Eat Normally After All-on-4 Treatment?

One of the major benefits of dental implants is there is no risk of your dentures sliding out of place while eating or speaking. Once your implants have fully healed, you can eat virtually anything, even hard, sticky, and crunchy foods. 

How Painful Is Implant Surgery?

You should feel little to no pain during the procedure due to the local anesthetic and sedation. It is normal, however, to experience pain in the three to five days following your procedure. Any discomfort following surgery can be managed with over-the-counter medications or by following your dentist's instructions.

Do All-on-4 Implants Feel Bulky?

Dental implants become a permanent fixture in your mouth and act as a sturdy base for your life-like dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that can easily slide out of place, implant-supported dentures stay firmly in place and feel natural. Your new smile will look and function like healthy, natural teeth. 

So I Don't Need One Implant Per Missing Tooth?

It is a common misconception that each missing tooth requires its own implant, but that is not the case. Fortunately, replacing teeth with dental implants doesn't have to be a 1:1 process. An entire denture on the upper or lower arch can be supported with as few as four implants when you choose a distinguished and reputable practice.

5-Star Reviews For Our Austin Dentists


Rodrigo Perea

Austin, TX


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I'm in the process of getting and implant (everything's great so far) so I decided to get a cleaning. Best cleaning service I've received... Very pleased and highly recommend Dr. Tasch's office.

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Laura Jenkins

Austin, TX


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Dr. Meek and staff are the absolute best. I trust him implicitly. He always shoots straight and always has his patients’ best interests at heart. So grateful to be cared for by this team!

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The team at 38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, utilizes the latest proven technology to provide you personalized dental care. Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch are members of local and national dental associations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online today!

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