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. 

What Makes All-on-4 Different From Dentures? Dr. Mike Meek Offers a Straightforward Explanation

All-on-4 implants can support a full arch denture without creams or adhesives. The stability of the implants is comparable to natural tooth roots. Biting, chewing, and speaking are no problem thanks to this natural-looking and long-lasting solution to missing teeth.

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. Meek and Dr. Tasch 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:

(512) 458-6222

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Are you missing teeth? Get a beautiful new smile by visiting Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Central Austin.

What Austin, TX, Says About 38th Street Dental State-of-the-Art and Patient-Centered Care

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Ashley Bush

2023

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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

2023

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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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How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?

The price of All-on-4 treatment can vary based on the needs of the patient. Additional dental procedures that have to be performed before implant placement will affect the final cost of the procedure.

While dental insurance will not cover the cost of implants, there is a chance that your insurance will cover the dental prosthetic.

During your visit to our Central Austin office, we can go over pricing and answer any questions you may have about this investment in your health.

Your New Smile Is In Reach

Financing Is Available

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

Concerned About Cost? We Have You Covered We'll Always Be Upfront About Prices and Financing

"Just a wonderful place. Dental care usually scares me but 38th Street Dental is a nice and friendly place with staff that works hard in being open and honest about dental care. They are upfront about the cost and try to work with you. I highly recommend them." Tomas Rodriguez

Qualifying for All-on-4 Treatment Who Is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

While All-on-4 has numerous benefits, not everyone is an ideal candidate for 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.

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Francisco Rodriguez

2023

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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

2023

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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.

Dental Sedation Helps Ensure Patient Comfort

Our sedation options — including oral sedation and nitrous oxide — can be ideal for those who are anxious to visit the dentist or who are 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

Get a beautiful full set of dentures all on four carefully placed dental implants. The results can provide a full mouth rehabilitation.
Get a beautiful full set of dentures all on four carefully placed dental implants. The results can provide a full mouth rehabilitation.

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.

Anesthesia

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.

Recovery

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.

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

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The team at 38th Street Dental is proud to serve Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, and the entire surrounding community.

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.

(512) 458-6222

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Gwen Retail

2023

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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

2023

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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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What to Do If Problems or Emergencies Arise Professional All-on-4 Aftercare

Issues may come up despite your good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Should you run into any problems after All-on-4 treatment, our team is equipped to handle them.

If your complete denture gets worn or damaged, we can repair the appliance or replace the implant-supported prosthetic with a new one. We can also help assess the state of your implants following an accident or any kind of worrisome oral trauma.

Our dentists know just how life-changing All-on-4 can be. That is why they strive to ensure the results of your treatment will last for years to come.

The team at 38th Street Dental will provide you with detailed instructions 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.

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Elizabeth Adams

Austin, TX

2023

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My entire family has been going to Dr. Tasch for years. I have never had anything but great experiences. He is a talented dentist, the staff is top notch, the equipment state of the art and the office is lovely!

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Michael Casamassa

Austin, TX

2023

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Great experience from start to finish. First time visiting the dentist since the pandemic and I selected the right office. Nice use of technology to make the appointment convenient and wonderful people every step of the patient journey.

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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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