Our DFW dental implant experts are specialists when it comes to full mouth rehabilitation. If you need to restore all of your teeth at once or want to replace loose, uncomfortable dentures, All-on-4 implants are one of the best solutions available.
Denture wearers don’t need an implant for every missing tooth. As few as four implants are all that’s needed to predictably support a full-arch All-on-4 prosthesis.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a special type of dental implant treatment where all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch are restored with a hybrid prosthesis that’s permanently attached to just four implants. Each of the implants is strategically placed for maximum integrity and function. From there, a custom-designed, streamlined restoration is permanently attached on top of the implants. You could almost think of it like a bridge-denture hybrid, that follows the natural shape of your mouth.
Since there is no bulky “plate” across the roof of your mouth, All-on-4 feels more like your natural smile than any other modern tooth replacement. The U-shaped prosthesis covers the natural curve of your smile, making it both comfortable and functional for anyone with missing teeth.
Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
An All-on-4 treatment is as close as you can get to having natural teeth all over again. These hybrid appliances are attractive and comfortable, giving you the confidence you need no matter what the day throws your way.
Choosing All-on-4 over other types of tooth replacement brings added advantages like:
- No removable prosthetics to take out at night
- Streamlined shape, for a natural look and feel
- Easier to eat and speak with
- Improved bone health for a fuller, more youthful facial profile
- No need for uncomfortable dentures or adhesives
All-on-4 implants are the preferred rehabilitation option for anyone who needs to replace all of their missing teeth at one time. As a permanent alternative to removable dentures or snap-on dentures, All-on-4 is the most functional and comfortable smile solution that implant experts can provide.
With missing teeth comes naturally shrinking bone. But implants stimulate an osseointegration process, which promotes healthy bone and reduces resorption (shrinking) of the jawline. In turn, the implants and fixed All-on-4 prosthesis help add natural fullness to sunken-in tissues that would otherwise cause premature aging in your face.
For our patients who may need additional support, we can add two more implants and convert the treatment into an All-on-6 system.
Living with All-on-4 Implants
Since All-on-4 implants are permanent, you’ll never need to worry about anyone seeing you with missing teeth or taking your appliance out at night. Just like a fixed dental bridge, the appliance is securely anchored in place and can only be removed by a dentist.
With All-on-4, you’re able to enjoy full biting and chewing capabilities, enabling you to eat anything you like. Since implants are capable of withstanding even more force than anatomical teeth, All-on-4 restores full oral function and the chance to enjoy all of your favorite foods again.
Daily maintenance is just as simple as caring for natural teeth. Each of your implants should be cleaned with floss or a water flosser daily. Plan to brush twice a day and plan regular six-month checkups to keep your smile healthy in the years ahead.
All-on-4 vs. Snap-on Dentures
All-on-4 implants are a fixed, permanent prosthesis that always stays in place. Whereas snap-on dentures are removable, so you take them in and out like you would a traditional denture.
The streamlined design of All-on-4 allows them to follow the natural curve of your jaw, so there’s no “plate” in the roof of your mouth. This U-shaped contour makes them feel more like natural teeth whenever you’re eating or speaking.
Snap-on dentures are an economically priced, mid-ranged alternative for patients who may currently wear a denture but want a more secure solution. In some cases, our patients invest in overdentures with a plan of upgrading to fixed All-on-4 implants in the future.
For people who want a permanent full-arch tooth replacement, All-on-4 minimizes the total number of implants you need without compromising function or long-term results.
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Cost of All-on-4 Treatment
Investing in any type of dental implant treatment provides you with a lifelong solution for your missing teeth. All-on-4 implants are no different.
The cost of All-on-4 implants can vary from person to person, depending on the circumstances behind their oral health. Steps like tooth removal, bone grafting, sedation, additional implants, or other factors can play a part in the total cost of your implant therapy. That’s why ARCHPOINT provides every prospective patient with a clear, detailed care plan that outlines all of the fees involved before committing to the first treatment. Our treatment coordinators will work to maximize your insurance benefits. Flexible payment options are also available.
All-on-4 implants maximize your investment by reducing the total number of implants needed while restoring an entire arch of teeth. These treatments are meant to last a lifetime, providing you with the best long-term return on investment of any popular tooth replacement on the market.
Why Choose ARCHPOINT?
ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry has two convenient locations in Dallas and Ft. Worth. Our highly-skilled and sought-after team of specialists provides comprehensive implant therapy and smile rehabilitation without any outside referrals. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and extensive training, each of our implant experts can make your new smile a comfortable reality.
At ARCHPOINT, we work side-by-side with each of our implant clients to discuss the benefits of different treatment options, allowing them to make an informed and educated decision about their oral health.
Our specialists have extensive training and experience in all aspects of dental implant therapy. At ARCHPOINT, your care is second to none. If you’ve ever been told that you didn’t qualify for dental implants or you want to explore options like sedation treatments, ARCHPOINT specialists can help. Our expert-level care is exactly what you need when it comes to a comfortable, efficient oral restoration process.
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