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All-on-4 Dental Implants — Friendswood, TX

A Restored Smile with Less Hassle

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, there are more than 35 million Americans who don’t have teeth. The most obvious consequence is seen every time you look in the mirror—you simply don’t have a smile, which can be quite embarrassing. In addition, there are other problems such as malnutrition and difficulties with clear speaking. This degree of tooth loss can have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you count yourself among those who are missing all of their teeth along either or both arches—then consider All-on-4 dental implants in Friendswood, TX. This is a dental implant and denture combination that permanently replaces missing teeth while maintaining your jawbone density.  Our implant dentist, Dr. Sierra, uses the latest dental technology to make the process a breeze.

How Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Work?

Smile before and after all on four dental implants

All-on-4 implants help support an entire arch of replacement teeth on four strategically-placed titanium posts. They’re inserted in the portions of the mouth where the jawbone is naturally denser for added support and stability without the need for a bone graft.

Once any necessary teeth are extracted, the oral surgeon will place between four and six implants to hold your custom-crafted dentures. While these are being crafted at our dental laboratory, we’ll place temporary replacement teeth. After your gums have healed and the implants fuse with your jawbone, we’ll schedule your last appointment to place your permanent restorations. You’ll get to leave our dental office feeling confident in your new pearly whites.

Am I A Candidate For All-On-4 Dental Implants?

Man sharing smile before an after all on 4 dental implants

Because your restorations will still be supported by dental implants, we’ll need to make sure you’re a good candidate. Most patients:

  • Have good oral health.
  • Have good overall health for surgery.
  • Experienced jawbone loss.
  • Are missing an entire row of teeth.

The best way to learn if All-on-4 is the right restorative option to replace your missing teeth is to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Sierra. During this appointment, he’ll inspect your oral health and ask you about the desires you have for your smile. With some guidance, you’ll have the opportunity to determine whether it’s the best choice for your lifestyle.

What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants?

Closeup of flawless smile with all on four dental implants

Aside from having a new and beautiful smile, All-on-4 dental implants help you avoid the bone deterioration that happens as a result of tooth loss or with dentures and other tooth replacement solutions that only rest on top of your gums. The implants mimic natural tooth roots, stimulating your jaw to produce healthy new bone cells.

Also, you’ll take care of your All-on-4 smile just as you would natural teeth—brush and floss twice a day and schedule regular dental checkups with the dentists at Friendswood Dental Group.

All-On-4 VS Traditional Dental Implants

All-on-4 are similar to traditional dental implants, but there are important differences. Rather than positioning implants all along the jaw, All-on-4 relies on only four strategically positioned ones to hold a full denture in place. The implants are placed more toward the front of your jaw where the bone is denser, and they are set at an angle to take better advantage of this density.

In addition, All-on-4 dental implants are slightly smaller than their traditional counterparts. For this reason, bone graft surgery is almost never necessary; this procedure can be a prerequisite with traditional dental implants that need a certain amount of bone volume in order to be successful.

If you’re wondering whether this hassle-free implant procedure is the right choice for you, don’t hesitate to contact our helpful team of dental professionals at Friendswood Dental Group. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss any concerns such as the cost of All-on-4 dental implants.