All-on-4 Dental Implants – Houston, TX

A Brand-New Smile with Less Hassle

For years edentulous (without teeth) patients have relied on dental implant supported prosthetics to renew their smiles from the roots up. However, for many denture wearers, diminished bone density means dental implant tooth replacement isn’t an option without complicated, lengthy bone grafting procedures. At Piney Point Dental Implant Center, we have an alternative treatment option that not only makes implants possible without bone grafts but actually rebuilds bone density over time – All-on-4 dental implants from our Houston, TX oral surgeon.

How do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

Animated all on four dental implant denture placement

As the name suggests, All-on-4 implants support a full arch dental prosthetic on just four implant posts. These posts are strategically placed in the front portion of the mouth where the jawbone is naturally denser. The position and angle of these posts makes it possible for them to support an entire arch of replacement teeth. The placement and restoration process is similar to traditional implant placement. Patients visit our oral surgery office to have teeth extracted and other necessary preparations and between four and six implants are surgically placed. A lightweight temporary denture is placed while gums heal and the supportive alveolar bone fuses with the implant post. After a few months of healing, the patient returns to our dental office to have the final restoration placed.

What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Compared to Other Dental Implants?

Woman sharing smile after all on four dental implant denture placement

Patients unable to restore their smiles with traditional dental implants have more options than ever with Teeth-in-an-Hour, mini-implants, and All-on-4 tooth replacement options. Even if patients have adequate bone density to support traditional implants, All-on-4 may be the best option. Some of the benefits of All-on-4 compared to other types of implant supported tooth replacements include:

  • Save money with fewer implant posts and fewer appointments
  • Shorter healing period since there are fewer surgical placement sites
  • Reduce, eliminate, or reverse bone resorption by replacing the underlying root structure of lost teeth
  • Predictably successful results with decades of research, training, and experience from the team at Piney Point Dental Implant Center
  • Easier at-home hygiene since All-on-4 implants are brushed and flossed like natural teeth
  • A lifetime of smiles with durable, long lasting results is possible with All-on-Four smile restoration

Learn more about All-on-4 at Piney Point Dental Implant Center

Man shaking hands with dentist after all on four tooth replacement

If you’re interested in finding out how to replace missing teeth or improve your traditional denture with All-on-Four implants, contact the team at Piney Point Dental Implant Center today. During a consultation, we’re happy to examine your smile and help you make the restoration decision that’s right for you.

All-on-4 FAQs

Illustration of All-on-4 dental implants in upper and lower dental arches

Here at Piney Point Dental Implant Center, we are proud to be your provider of “All-on-4 near me.” We are confident that this treatment is an excellent choice for countless patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss. Still, we understand if you want to learn more about it before you schedule your consultation. To help you out, we have compiled the following list of questions about this procedure, along with succinct and understandable answers. If you do not see the answers to your specific questions, reach out to us so we can personally assist you.

Does It Hurt to Get All-on-4 Implants?

We do all we can to make our patients comfortable. In fact, thanks to anesthesia and sedation, you are unlikely to feel anything during your All-on-4 surgery. Once any anesthesia and sedation wear off, however, some soreness is to be expected. We will provide you with detailed instructions to make your recovery as smooth and stress-free as possible. For example, you should eat a soft diet, avoid smoking, and take pain relievers as necessary.

What Can I Eat with All-on-4 Dental Implants?

While you are still healing from your surgery, you should eat soft or no-chew foods, such as pudding, brothy soups, smoothies, and other items that do not take much effort to consume. As you heal, you will be able to add tougher foods back into your diet. Once your temporary denture is replaced with your permanent restoration and you adapt to using it, you will be able to eat virtually anything. All-on-4 implants provide a strong bite force that can stand up to even tough foods, so you can feel free to indulge in all of your favorite treats.

Who Is a Candidate for All-on-4?

All-on-4 is designed for full-arch tooth replacement, so if you are only missing a few teeth, it is probably not right for you. However, if you have suffered from extensive tooth loss, it may be your ideal treatment options. It is even suitable for many patients who have lost some bone density in their jaw and are therefore not candidates for traditional implant procedures. As long as you are in fair overall health and are free of serious oral infections, it is likely that All-on-4 will be a good fit for your circumstances.

Are Traditional Implants Ever Better than All-on-4 Treatment?

Each case is unique. Your oral surgeon will make treatment recommendations based on your specific circumstances. In some instances, traditional implants are the better option. For example, using more implants may provide the most stable denture possible. Our team can help you weigh the pros and cons of any procedures that you are a candidate for.