38th Street Dental

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Traditional implant treatments for replacing a full arch are often time-intensive and patients with bone loss might not even qualify.

At 38th Street Dental, we offer the All-on-4® method to provide the most efficient, comfortable, and technologically advanced solution.

So why should you consider All-on-4 dental implants with our Austin, TX, dentist?

Lower All-on-4 denture

A More Affordable Solution That Looks & Functions Like Your Natural Teeth

Protect Your Oral Health

Implant-supported dentures and dental implant hybrid dentures have important advantages for your health and dental function. They will be permanently fixed in your mouth and will never move around, so you can enjoy a varied diet and clear speech. Dental implants also improve your oral health by preventing bone loss and can improve your overall wellness by helping you feel more confident about smiling, eating, and speaking in front of others. 

Enjoy a High Success Rate

Implants are quite durable. When you maintain good oral health, they can last the rest of your life

Never Go without Teeth

All-on-4® offers special advantages over traditional implant-supported dentures. For starters, the treatment is more convenient. Because you will receive a denture on the same day as your surgery, you can experience restored dental function during the healing process.

More Affordable Implant Treatment

All-on-4® often costs less than other types of implant-supported dentures because you will require fewer implants. 

Using the All-on-4 technique, one of our dentists will strategically place four titanium posts in your jawbone...

Since its development by Nobel Biocare, All-on-4® has quickly become one of the most sought-after dentistry treatments...

All-on-4 Is Highly Recommended by Patients

These implants can address various common issues...

These Dental Implants Can Help If You Have: 

Widespread Decay or Damage

Although Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David J. Tasch will always try to save your natural teeth, there are some situations in which a brand new smile may better serve your oral health needs. 

Missing Top or Bottom Arch

If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, simple tasks like eating and speaking can become very difficult. All-on-4 can help you have a complete smile once again so you can enjoy the foods and interactions you love.

Missing All of Your Teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are a great solution. Because they are designed to support a full denture using only four implants, they are a more affordable option for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of dental implants.

A Treatment Option for Patients with Loose, Unreliable Dentures

Removable dentures are a common choice for patients who are missing all of their teeth. But they rely on suction and messy adhesives to stay in place and can easily slip, click, or smack while you are eating or speaking. If you are tired of struggling with removable dentures, it may be time to consider implant-supported dentures at our Austin practice.

In some cases, we may be able to convert your existing denture into a more stable, natural-looking, and more functional implant-supported restoration.

Our Austin team thoroughly screens every patient to ensure that All-on-4 is a good fit...

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, as uncontrolled diabetes slows down healing. Similarly, smokers will need to cease smoking, since smoking has been linked to an increased risk of implant failure.

Committed to Good Oral Health

After your treatment is complete, you will need to practice good oral hygiene in order to protect your replacement teeth. Gum disease and peri-implant diseases can lead to implant failure.

Dealing with Some Degree of Bone Loss

Because this treatment can eliminate the need for a bone graft, it is a great option for patients with a small degree of jawbone recession. During the procedure, one of our dentists will place the posterior implants at a 45-degree angle, making the most use of your existing bone tissue.

Many patients forego this innovative treatment because they are nervous about surgery...

We Offer Sedation to Help You Feel Comfortable & Relaxed

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. But our Austin dental office believes that fear should not get in the way of getting dental care, so we offer two methods of sedation: 

  • Oral conscious: Administered in pill form, this type of sedation helps you feel relaxed before and after treatment.
  • Nitrous oxide: Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide has a rapid onset and wears off quickly, allowing you to feel relaxed without excessive aftereffects. 

Our doctors can help you decide which option is right for you during your consultation.

relaxed woman

All-on-4® Dental Implants Can Support a Permanent Denture with Reduced Impact to Your Jawbone

At 38th Street Dental, we want to provide the most convenient, effective, and efficient care possible. Therefore, we proudly offer the All-on-4® method of full arch restoration at our Austin, TX, practice. With this technique, your surgeon will place four small dental implant posts in your jaw. Then Dr. C. Mike Meek or Dr. David J. Tasch can attach a custom-designed denture at the same appointment. Like other types of implant-supported dentures, your All-on-4® restoration will never slip out of place. It will be permanently affixed to the implants to provide you with all the confidence in the world to laugh loudly, chew firmly, and enjoy life with a vibrant, lifelike smile. 

In contrast to traditional full arch treatments like dentures, All-on-4® helps preserve your jawbone and provide a fast solution for people with multiple broken or infected teeth. This is a full mouth solution that can be accomplished in one appointment. One appointment! 

Cutaway illustration of All-on-4® dental implant treatment
All-on-4® treatment uses a minimum of four small implant posts set at a slight angle to increase implant stability while reducing the impact on your jawbone.

How Do All-on-4® Dentures Work?

To provide All-on-4® dental implants, Dr. Meek or Dr. Tasch will refer you to a specialist surgeon. For your convenience, you will often visit the practitioner located right next door. The surgeon will position the implants in your jaw, working with x-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans for precise results. All-on-4® implant posts are much smaller than traditional implants. Thus, they will involve less impact to the healthy parts of your jaw. In addition, your surgeon will place them at a slight angle. In this way, he or she can make the most of your remaining bone tissue.

Because All-on-4® involves less impact to your jaw, this method can often eliminate the need for preparatory bone grafting.

Once the implants are in place, Dr. Meek or Dr. Tasch will attach a full arch of teeth to the dental implants. Although temporary, it will still be extremely stable and natural-looking. While you are wearing the short-term prosthetic, that looks fantastic and doesn't come out or move, your jawbone will heal around the implants, a process that will take about four to six months. After you have fully recovered, we will then fabricate your final and more beautiful prosthesis and replace the first restoration placed the day of placement surgery. None of these appointments require any use of local anesthetic or dental drills that can make you uncomfortable or nervous. Made from the latest materials, your All-on-4® smile will also match the overall proportions and contours of your face because each one is custom fabricated to meet the desires of each patient. 

Are You a Candidate for All-on-4®?

To qualify for implants, you will need a certain amount of jawbone density. Unfortunately, tooth loss can lead to bone loss, which will compromise your candidacy for treatment. However, because All-on-4® involves less impact to your jaw, this method can often eliminate the need for preparatory bone grafting. Nevertheless, your dentist will need to take x-rays and digital scans to determine your candidacy for treatment. He will also consider your overall oral and physical health. 

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

All-on-4® dental implants can improve your dental health and your overall quality of life. To find out if you are a candidate for All-on-4® treatment during a dental implants consultationcontact 38th Street Dental in Austin today.

38th Street Dental

Drs. Meek and Tasch
Dr. Mike Meek (left) and Dr. David Tasch (right)

Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David Tasch are high-tech dentists who provide comprehensive dental solutions and personalized care. Our team at 38th Street Dental has been serving the community since 1997. We are proud to be affiliated with:

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

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (512) 458-6222 today.

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