All-on-4 Dental Implants – Mansfield, TX

Rebuilding Missing Teeth with Minimal Posts

a man smiling with his all-on-4 dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most effective and comprehensive solutions for replacing missing teeth from the roots up. Not only will you regain your tooth roots for optimal stability, but your results can often last decades to the rest of your life with proper care. But what if you’re missing an entire arch of teeth? Fortunately, our team at 360 Dental Lounge can provide All-on-4 dental implants to get the job done with just four metal posts in each arch! Read on to learn more about this treatment option or give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

How Do All-on-4 Implants Work?

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Instead of embedding single dental implants in every available space to rebuild an entire arch of missing teeth, we can perform an All-on-4 implant treatment that only uses four titanium posts per arch. By placing two toward the back of the mouth and two toward the front (in areas where the jawbone is thickest), we can then fit a denture that will be supported directly by your facial structure. You’ll wear temporary dentures during the healing process, after which we’ll replace them with your permanent prosthetics. In many cases, bone grafting won’t be required to strengthen the jawbone beforehand. We’ll simply place the implants where the bone tissue is denser, allowing you to regain your full bite much sooner.

Am I a Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?

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Those who are eligible for All-on-4 dental implants typically have:

  • Lost most or all of their teeth on either arch or both of them
  • Sufficient jawbone mass to support dental implants
  • Good oral health and are free of gum disease and infection that could risk implant failure
  • Great oral hygiene at home every day and visit the dentist twice a year for checkups

Our team will review your oral health and determine if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 implants during your initial consultation. For the majority of patients, as long as their jawbone is fully developed and they’re missing an entire arch of teeth, this treatment could be an ideal solution.

Benefits of All-on-4 Implants

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Some of the biggest advantages you can appreciate from this tooth-replacement option include:

  • Improved bite: Unlike traditional dentures that can shift out of place when chewing or talking, All-on-4 implants allow your pearly whites to remain in place like natural teeth, especially when enjoying a meal.
  • Jawbone preservation: Since dental implants act as tooth roots, they can help promote stronger bone tissue and prevent jawbone deterioration.
  • Natural-looking smile: Not only do All-on-4 implant dentures function like your normal teeth, but you also won’t have to remove them to maintain them.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Implants

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The differences you’ll find between All-on-4 and traditional implants involve:

  • Treatment timeline: All-on-4 implants can often only take a single appointment to complete instead of multiple surgeries, making this option a much quicker solution.
  • Number of teeth: While traditional implants can replace any number of teeth, All-on-4 treatment replaces an entire arch.
  • Customization: Since All-on-4 implant dentures replace all of your teeth, it’ll be easier to select a single shade to improve your entire smile compared to a single dental implant restoration.